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Democratic City Convention today. There
was no opposition to his renomlnatlon
either at the primaries yesterday or In to
day's convention, and no ballot was
taken, the nomination being made by
acclamation amid great cheering.
The platform, as adopted, strongly fa
vors the ultimate municipal ownership
of "all public utilities," Including street
railways and lighting plants and included
a resolution of sympathy for the Boers.
The extension of street-railway franchises
is expected to be the most Important
question of the campaign. Contests were
expected over some other city offices, but
little developed. The other nominations
follow City Treasurer. Charles F. Gun
ther; City Attorney, Andrew J. Ryan;
City Clerk, "William Loefller.
Sagar.tn Will Torm a Cabinet.
MADRID. March 5 Senor Sagasta. the
Liberal leader, has accepted the task of
forming a new Cabinet. He expects to
present to the Queen Regent tomorrow a
list of the members of the now Cabinet.
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"Woman's Suffrage in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. March 5. By a
vote of 52 to 35 the Lower House of the
Indiana Legislature today adopted the
Neal joint resolution for a constitutional
amendment providing for woman's suf
frage In this state. After the vote a mo
tion to reconsider wa3 voted down finally
to clinch the matter. Mr. Neal ays he
has canvassed the Senate on th'e propo
sition, and has assurances that the reso
lution will be adopted.
TO LIMIT DEBATE
Opposing Proposed Change
in Senate Rules
CAUSED A LIVELY SKIRMISH
"Wellington and Bacon Antagonized
the Change, Mason "Wanted to Go
Even Farther New Senators
.. Sworn. In.
WASHINGTON, Marcti 5. Quito -unexpectedly
& lively debate was precipitated
today at the first business session of the
Senate of the Fifty-seventh Congress.
Piatt (Conn.) offered an amendment to the
rules to limit debate in the Senate. Its
proponent had no purpose to provoke dis
cussion upon It today, but several Sena
tors expressed their views in no uncertain
terms. Mason thought it did not go far
enough and gave notice of an amendment
under which he said the majority would
not be under the control of the minority.
Wellington and Bacon denounced the ef
fort to change -the rules as unseemlngly,
the former challenging the right of the
Senate to consider the proposition at this
session. Many of the new Senators were
recipients of beautiful floral offerings
from their friends, several of the pieces
on the Democratic side of the chamber
being particularly notable.
Great' Interest -was manifested in the
proceedings. An immense throng crowded
the galleries. Among those remembered
by floral pieces were Blackburn (Dem.,
Ky.), who returns to the Senate after a
lapse of several years; Dubois (Fus., Ida.),
also a former Senator; Clark (Dem.
Mont), -who now returns to the Senate
after one of themost notable contests in
the -history of the country; Wetmore
(Rep. R. I.); Bailey, (Dem. Tex.), who,
after several years of service In the
House of Representatives, comes to the
north wing of the Capitol; Carmack (Dem.
Tenn.) who also has served In the House
and Is an experienced legislator, and Sim
eons (Dem. N. C).
Promptly at noon, Vice-President Roose.
velt stepped briskly from the lobby
through the right door of the chamber to
his desk. He was greeted with a wave
of applause The venerable blind chaplain
pronounced a brief but feeling Invocation.
As the Vice-President ascended to his
desk another great wave of applause
swept over the galleries. Then, with a
single sharp tap of the gavel, he called
the Senate to order.
As soon as the reading of tho Journal
had begun. Money asked that It be sus
pended that he might present his col
league, McLaurin, to take the oath of
offlce. Morgan objected and Insisted that
the reading shoud proceed. '
Money urged that the proposition he
made was a matter of the highest privi
lege. "My understanding of It," said the Vice
President, 'is that the reading of the
journal takes precedence Over all other
The journal was then read. At the con
clusion of the reading, McLaurin and Nel
son were sworn in.
Plait (Conn.) gave notice of an amend
ment to the Senate rules which he pro
posed to offer tomorrow. The proposi
tion is one to limit debate upon any bill
or resolution to "reasonable limits," in
order that the majority of the body may
be able to do business in the Senate.
Cockrell suggested, In a spirit of fac
etlousncss, that the reasons for the adop
tion of the .proposed rules had ceased to
exist In the Senate, and therefore, it
was not necessary to adopt it. This
statement caused a ripple of laughter In
"They will arise again," remarked
Mason, who. since his advent to the
Senate four years ago has been insistent
that the rule should be changed so as to
enable the majority to transact the busi
ness of the Senate, gave notice of an
amendment he proposed to the amend
ment of Piatt. He Insisted that the time
should be fixed In the rules for the lim
iting of debate. What Is a "reasonable
limit" he declared, was a question that
would be discussed for 12 months in the
Senate, wich he said Is the only legisla
tive body In the world In which the ma
jority Is controlled by the minority. Re
ferring to the defeat of the river and har
bor bill, in the closing hours of the session
just expired, he declared that the major
ity was helpless t prevent the defeat of
the measure. The amendment he would
propose, he said, was a modification of
the Reed rules of the House of Repre
sentatives. He said his. amendment would
enable the opposition to have ample time
for Its discussion, but limited the time
of debate to the proper length.
Bacon utterly disapproved of the pro
posed change in the rules and declared his
purpose to do everything In his power to
prevent the amendment passing. He said
if the proposed rules were adopted It soon
would go the whole length and the spec
tacle would be presented of a congress
not only the House, but the Senate also
dominated b7 one or two men.
Wellington challenged the propriety of
the presentation of such a proposition as
that of Piatt at the extraordinary session
of the Senate and declared his purpose
later to raise against It a point of order.
Speaking of the defeat of the river and
harbor bill, to which he said he had con
tributed, he declared: "This proposed rule
Is offered as a means of revenge."
Piatt Interrupting him, said: "I will say
to the Senator that I was not In favor
of the passing of the river and harbor
"Wellington replied that he was delighted
to know the Senator (Piatt) was not In
the conspiracy to secure the enactment
of the bill. He declared that while he
was arguing against it in accordance
with his right as a Senator, he was
threatened that unless he ceased his op
position, a cloture rule would be pre
sented and its adoption insisted upon.
"I do desire to say," said he, "that I
bow to no power and to man when my
conscience tells me that a measure is
He was proceeding to say that the prop
osition was "peculiar" when he was Inter
rupted by Mason with the comment "it
is peculiar because this is a peculiar
body" (Laughter.) At times, added Ma
son, he himself had been guilty of util
izing the rights of the Senate against a
measure because he had learned rapidly
from the older Senators in the chamber.
Some of them, he said, upon a measure to
which they were opposed would "set their
mouths going and go off and leave them
for nearly a -week at a time without the
slightest Intellectual effort whatever."
The regular order was demanded, there
being nothing before the Senate. After
Morgan had offered a resolution declaring
the Clayton-Bulwer treaty between th
United States and Great Britain abrogated
the Senae, at 1:05 o'clock, on motion of
Hoar, went into executive session, and at
1:45 o'clock adjourned.
The debate on the Senate rules, which
was begun in the open session of the
Senate, was continued in the executive
session which followed. The principal
participants were Mason on the Republic
an side and Teller and Jones (Ark.) on
the opposition. Mason contended that un
der the rule, as it at present stands, It is
In the power of the minority to prevent,
and, therefore, negatively to control leg
islation. Jones and Teller contended that
there never had been a failure to pass a f
bill which had the real and sincere sup
port of a majority of the Senate because
of a cloture rule. Mason, controverted
"Will the Senator from Illinois name a
bill that has been defeated by the minor
ity?" asked Jones.
"Will the Senator from Arkansas tell
the Senate,-"' responded Mason, ignoring
the question, "how many times he was
consulted about the ship subsidy bill, and
how many concessions he was asked to
make in order tn permit the consideration
of the measure co p-oceed? I think a re
ply to this question will Illustrate the
point of my contention better than any
thing I can say.'-
Teller said he saw in the movement
which had been set on foot a determined
effort to cut off debate in the only Na
tional tribunal in which there was abso
lute freedom of debate. This he considered
a step In the subversion of liberty. He de
clared that, whatever might bo accom
plished at a later session, the rules could
not be changed during the present special
The Democratic members of the Senate
held an Informal conference after the ad
journment to consider the wisdom of
filling minority places on the Senate com
mittees made vacant by the retirement of
Senators on the Democratic side, but ad
journed without deciding whether action
should bo taken or not. There also was
discussion of the cloture movement In the
Senate, and while no effort waa made to
secure a formal expression upon the sub
ject, there was a sufficient exchange of
opinion to cause those present to con
clude that the move would be fought to
tho end of the session. The conference
was attended by Patterson, Dubois, Har
ris, xurner and Heitteld. all of whom
heretofore havo acted with either the Sil
ver Republicans or Populists..
THE CABINET APPOINTED.
President McKInley Retains All the
WASHINGTON, March 5. The Presi
dent today sent the following nominations
to the Senate, which were confirmed: Johnif
Hay, of the District of Columbia, to be
Secretary of State; Lyman J. Gage, of
Illinois', to be Secretary of the Treasury;
EUhu Root, of New York, to be Secre
tary of War; John W. Griggs, of New Jer.
sey, to bo Attorney-General; Charles Em
ory Smith, of Pennsylvania, to be Postmaster-General;
John D. Long, of Massa
chusetts, to be Secretary of the Navy;
Ethan A. Hitchcock, of Missouri, to be
Secretary of the interior; James Wilson,
of Iowa, to be Secretary of Agriculture.
It Is" understood that Attorney-eGneral
Griggs will remain ingoffice.untll the Pres
ident has been able to select his succes
sor. It is, expected lh-.. -the President will
send the nominal lem of Robert McCor
mlck, formerly of Illinois, but now a res
ident of the District of Columbia, to be
Minister to Austria, vice Minister Harris,
The following nominations failed of con
firmation In the Oast Senate: John W.
Eddy, of Helena, Mont., to be Mineral
Land Commissioner In Montana; G. D.
Corson, of Evanston, Wyo., to be Indian
Agent at San Carlos agency. Arizona;
Thomas B. Hildebrand, of Oakland, Cal.,
to be Receiver of Public Money at St.
Michaels, Alaska; eGorge P. Mennett, to
be Register of the Land Office at Rapid
City, S. D.; Frank W. Jackson, of Penn
sylvania, to be Consul at Patros, Greece.
TRIPS FO RCOXGRESSMEX.
Committees to Visit the Islands and
the Pacific Coast.
WASHINGTON, March 5. The House
committee on rivers and harbors today
arranged the details of two trips of In
spection which they will make. The first
will be to Havana. The members will
leave tomorrow evening. In June they
will make a trip to the Pacific Coast, go
ing first to Galveston and other Gulf
points, then on to Los Angeles and north
ward, visiting all the harbors as far north
as Puget Sound. The committee has no
official existence, and the members go
as private individuals. All, however, are
members of the House, and doubtless will
be on the committee in the next Con
gress Some of the members of tho military
committee have decided to visit Cuba and
Porto Rico to inquire into conditions there
and will leave in a few days. The mem
bers of the naval committee of the House,
It Is said, have a similar trip under con
templation. Although the bill to create a
special committee of the Insular affairs
committee to visit Porto Rico, Cuba and
the Philippines failed. Chairman Cooper
and several of the members are contem
plating a trip to the islands at their own
expense. They consider that the need of
first-hand Information Is imperative. No
definite decision, however, has been
THE TREATY EXPIRED.
Hay-Pauncefote Convention Comes
to an End.
WASHINGTON, March o. The Hay
Pauncefote treaty, intended to replace the
Clayton-Bulwer treaty, relative to the
construction of Isthmian waterways, died
at noon yesterday. The death was caused
technically by the fact that the last clause
of the treaty allowed only the period of
time up to March 4, for Its ratification.
Neither the Government of the United
States nor of Great Britain appeared to
have made any formal effort to extend
Though the treaty Is dead from the point
of International law. It may still serve a
purpose. It Is understood, however, that
the British Government either has pre
pared or Is preparing a communication to
the United States Government based upon
the Senate amendments, analyzing them
carefully; pointing- out their probable ef
fect upon the original proposition as seen,
from, the British side, and perhaps sug
gest some modifications.
While It Is Impossible to predict In ad
vance of the receipt of this communica
tion Just what attitude the State Depart
ment will assume toward It, there Is rea
son to believe that It will be taken in good
part, and that negotiations will be re
sumed for the conclusion of, a new treaty
with a view to meeting. If possible, the
objections raised by the Senate to the
Ernest llecht Acquitted.
SYRACUSE, N. Y., March 5. Ernest
Hecht, accused of murdering.Mrs. Louisa
Foster, was tonight acquitted by the jury.
The case has been on trial for eight days.
The defense was that Mrs. Foster com
mitted suicide. Hecht was found In the
room with the body, and was alleged to
have killed the woman after she had tried
to commit suicide and failed.
SCORES OF VISITOR
Day of Handshaking at
the White House.
MANY NOTABLE CALLERS THERE
The President "Was Unable to Trans
act Much Busineu Xo Formal
Cabinet Meeting "Was
! I I . . . Held.
WASHINGTON, March 5. This was a
day of much handshaking and little busi
ness at the White House. Members of
THE LEADER OF THE
JAMES D. RICHARDSON".
WASHINGTON, Feb 17. Representative James D. Richardson, of Tennessee, has teen
the leader or the minority la the House of Representatives during the present session of
Congress. He Is by all odds tho best-quallfled man In the Democratic party for that po
sition. HaUns had many jcars legislative experience, he Is a thorough parliamentarian,
and a man who does not run his party Into absurd positions If he can ao!d it. Richardson
would have been selected as tho minority leader six jears aso had it not been for peculiar
conditions existing in his state. Benton Mcillllin waa his senior In point of service by
several jears, and McMIMln claimed tho right to become the candidate of Tennessee for
the Democratic nomination of Speaker, -which carried with It tho leadership of the House.
MclUllIn was never popular with his party. A laree majority of the Democrats determined
that he should not be their leader, and thus young Joe Bailey, of Texas, took advantage of
the situation, and became a candidate and was elected. After two j ears' service, Bailey
was araln elected, as Richardson made no opposition to him. "When Bailey declined to
become a candidate for the Democratic nomination. Richardson's friends put him forward,
and he wis chosen without much opposition. Mr. Richardson was called upon to presido
for several days over the Chicago convention In 1S0C. when Stephen M. White was unable
to continue longer, owing to severe throat trouble. "Without opposition, Richardson was
choeen permanent chairman of the Democratic National Convention at Kansas City, and
made a very satisfactory presiding officer. He Is entitled to the leadership which has been
accorded him by the minority of the House. Mr. Richardson now occupies the highest po
sition In Masonry, being the supreme ruler of the 33d degree Masons of the United States.
Congress and the Supreme Court, visiting
Governors and thefr staffs, clubs and
other organizations, gave the President
a very busy day. He began at 10 o'clock
by giving a reception to Troop A, of
Cleveland, O., which acted as his per
sonal escort yesterday. The members of
the troop were received in the East room.
A great crowd of strangers waited out
side tor the doors to be opened, but,'
owing to the large number of people hav
ing appointments with the President, it
was decided not to complicate matters
by opening the doors to the general pub
lic Governor Dietrich and staff, of Ne
braska, called early.
The Hamilton Club, of Chicago, was re
ceived at about 1 lo'clock in the East
room. After the Introduction, William A
Lawson, a member of the club, but now a
bank examiner under Controller Dawes,
sang with great effect the famous poem
"Illlonls" set to a famllar tune. The last
line was changed to "True to Yates and
McKInley, Illinois," the club joining In
the chorus. The song was received with
much applause. Governor Nash, of Ohio,
called with a few friends. Governor Long
Ino, of Mississippi, accompanied by Adjutant-General
Henry and ex-Representative
Catchlngs, were presented to the
President. Governor Heard, of Louisiana,
was accompanied on his visit to the Pres
ident by Senators Foster and McEnery,
State Treasurer Smith and Representative
Davey. Governor Shaw, of Iowa, also
saw the President. Eight members of the
National Fremont Association met the
President in the East room. The members
of this association took part in the con
vention of June, 1S56, in Philadelphia,
which nominated John C. Fremont for
President. A large number of school chil
dren of Chicago were presented to the
There was no formal meeting of the
Cabinet today, owing to the crush of vis
itors, but several members called. General
Joe Wheeler saw the President for the
purpose of paying his respects. A large
number of students from Atlanta came a
little before noon. The members of the
Supreme Court, as Is their custom at the
beginning of a new administration, called
In a body to pay their respects to the
President, and Senators Allison and Cock
rell. as a Senate committee, notified the
President that the Senate was in extra
session and ready to receive any message
from him. When the committee started
back to the Senate, Assistant Secretary
Pruden left the Capitol with the nomina
tions of the Cabinet officers. It Is not
expected at the White House that the
Senate will be In session long.
The President today Issued a new com
mission to George B. Cortelyou, as sec
retary to the President.
The Inaugural display of fireworks, post
poned from last night on account of the
inclement weather, took place tonight.
The display was made from the grounds
surrounding the Washington Monument,
and was one of the finest pyrotechnic
ventures ever attempted in the Capital
City. The tall and Imposing shaft of the
Washington monument formed a fitting
background for the brilliant Illumination
caused by the explosion of rockets, bombs,
cascades and fountains and batteries of
jeweled mines, which continued for an
hour or more.
THE PLATT AMENDMENT.
Cuban Convention "Will Tnke Action
on It Today.
HAVANA, March 5. At the conference
last night of the Cuban constitutional con
vention, many delegates favored the tem
porary suspension of the convention, in
order to allow the members, especially
those from Santiago, Puerto Principe and
Santa Clara Provinces, an opportunity to
consult the wishes of their constituents
regarding the Piatt amendment.
The amendment, which was forwarded
by General Wood, was informally dis
cussed this afternoon by a large number
of delegates. General Sangullly and Senor
Aleman contended that the amendment
had become a law, and that President Mc
Klnley could do nothing other than en
force It. They declared that the sugges
tions from the convention had been Ig
nored; that the United States Government
evidently intended to do what it pleased
with Cuba, and that the only manly thing
for the delegates to do was to dissolve
MINORITY IN THE HOUSE.
and to let the United States call another
Senor Juan Gulberto Gomez, although
really opposed to the amendment, said he
did not believe It was the final action of
the United States regarding tho future
attitude of the Government toward Cuba.
He thought the convention should discuss
the amendment and return It to General
Wood with a careful opinion, as it was
possible that President McKInley would
call an extra session, in the hope of bring
ing about a compromise.
A majority of the delegates favored offi
cial action by the convention regarding
the amendment, and this question will be
No Cnnie for an Extra Session.
WASHINGTON, March G. No credence
is given here in official circles to tho re
port that General Wood has Informed a
member of tho Cuban constitutional con
vention that tho declaration of Congress,
as contained In the Piatt amendment to
the Army bill, is a base for further nego
tiations as to the relations between tho
United States and Cuba, and that the re
jection of the amendment by the conven
tion would be followed by the reconven
lng of the American Congress in special
session. There Is authority for the state
ment that the remarks attributed to Gen
eral Wood are contrary to the view of
the matter held by the principal officers
of the Administration. Briefly stated, the
expectation In Washington is that the
Cuban convention will accept the condi
tions laid down by the American Con
gress eventually if not in the Immediate
future, and that the Cuban delegates will
be given to understand that the action of
Congress was final having been taken
after thorough consideration of the sub
ject, and that such action is not likely
to be modified or amended by that body,
even if called together again expressly
for that purpose, except In the event
of the development of a radi
cal and unlooked-for change In the
situation. As ono official expressed it, the
action of Congress on the Cuban ques
tion was taken with the view of obviat
ing an extra session of Congress, as well
as to acquaint the Cuban constitutional
convention with what was expected of it.
He said that the declaration of Congress
will stand until the convention Is ready
to act In accordance therewith; other
wise, the existing military government
will continue In power, at least until De
cember next, when Congress will reas
semble In regular session and the Cuban
question can be again taken up for such
legislation as may seem, to be necessary.
Irish "Will Not Seelc Office.
LONDON, March 5. At a meeting of
Irish Nationalists this afternoon, at which
John Redmond presided, a resolution was
passed to the effect that It was Incon
sistent and improper for any member of
the party to use influence, direct or Indi
rect, to obtain government situations or
appointments of any kind for any persou.
TOO IVIANY ARRESTS
Rumored Changes in Manila's
OFFICERS WERE 0VERZEAL0US
Canes o Alleged Treason Hereafter
"Will Be Referred to the Gover
nor Before Arrests Are Made
Rebels Surprise Train,
MANILA. March 5. It Is persistentlr
rumored here that Colonel Wilder, Chief
of the Manila Police; Captain Gaines, in
charge of the Manila Secret Service, and
Lieutenant Gillespie will be ordered to
rejoin their regiments. No orders to this
effect have yet been issued. General Da
vis, Provost Marshal of Manila, denied
having recommended these changes. The
officers themselves assert that the stories
are circulated by persons Interested In
trading with the Insurgents. It Is charged
in certain quarters that the police are
over-zealous in making arrests of alleged
Insurgents under General MacArthur's
proclamations. No notification has been
given concerning tho trial of Carman,
Carranza and others who were arrested
by the police on charges of dealing with
the Insurgents, and the police have been
ordered to refer all cases in which they
shall subsequently obtain evidence to the
Provost Marshal for report to the Mili
tary Governor for investigation, before
The commission has decided to double
the appropriation of $1,000,000 for the Im
provement of Manila harbor, and has
passed a bill accepting the transfer of the
Manila public library.
A wagon train and a detachment of tho
Signal Corps, together with six Macabebo
scoutst were attacked by the insurgents
about midway between the town of SI
lang and Das Marinas, in Cavlte. Three
Americans wore killed and two of tho
Macabebe scouts were wounded, while one
man Is missing. Four horses and one
mulo were killed. Captain Malr, with de
tachments of infantry and cavalry from
Sllang, arrived at the scene of the sur
prise too late to Intercept the enemy's re
treat. Bled at Sea.
WASHINGTON, March 5. General Shat
ter, from San Francisco, reports the death
at sea, on the transport Meade, which ar
rived here Monday, of Private J. E.
Fleury, Third Cavalry, February 15, of
chronic tuberculosis. The transport
brought General Freeman, OS sick soldiers,
nine insane soldiers, 43 military convicts,
and the remains of 10 deceased, soldiera
and a number of officers and privates.
Movements of Transports.
WASHINGTON, March 5. Tho trans
port Logan started from Manila the 1st
Inst, with Generals Young and Hare. 23
officers and 7C9 men of the Thirty-third
Volunteer Infantry, and 21 officers and 7S3
enlisted men of the Thirty-fifth "Volunteer
Infantry. General MacArthur reports that
the transport Lawton arrived at Manila
the 1st Inst, from San Francisco. .
Not Sufficient Grounds.
CHICAGO, March 5. Sundry moments
of sleep snatched by a Judge during tho
progress of a trial are not sufficient
grounds for granting a new trial, accord
ing to a decision rendered In the Appellate
Court today. This decision was given In
tho caso of John Alderaon, a teamster,
against the Chicago City Railway Com
pany, on appeal from, tho lower court,
where a jury had awarded tho teamster
$7500 damages for Injuries sustained in a
collision with a street-car. The defendant
appealed tho case on the ground that
Judge Stein, who presided over the court,
had slumbered a few minutes while evi
dence was being submitted to tho jury.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
Over-zealous police officers in Manila may
be removed. Page 1.
Rebels surprised a wagon train In Cavito
Province. Page 1.
The appropriation for the Improvement of
Manila harbor will be doubled. Page L
A proposal to limit debate In tho Senate
aroused opposition. Page L
The President nominated tho members of
tho Cabinet, and they were confirmed.
Sixteen Irish members were ejected from
the House of Commons. Page 2.
England may put a duty on sugar. Page 2.
"Von Bulow explained Germany's relations
with Ensland. Page 2.
Commissioner Rockhlll, at Pekin, is try
ing to hold down the foreign indemnity
demands. Page 2.
It was a day of visitors and handshaking
at tho White House. Page 1.
John E. Searles. the New York financier,
failed. Pago 3.
J. J. Hill Is preparing to fight tho steel
trust. Page 3.
The first annual convention of the Cattle
Growers' Association opened in Denver.
The Pacific Northwest Woolgrowers Con
vention committed Itself against the
leasing of the public domain. Page 4.
A Fort Stevens, Or., well-digger was res
cued after being entombed six hours.
Baker City, Or., will erect a third brick
schoolhouse to cost 515.0GO. Page 4.
The House defeated the bill to make the
depth for fishtraps 0 feet at high tide,
instead of C5 feet at low water. Page 5.
The scheme to build a capitol on the old
foundation Is probably killed. Page 5.
The Senate voted for county, instead of
state uniformity of textbooks. Page 5.
Harry Morse sails from San Francisco for
Astoria under police protection. Page 10.
Qunboat Restaurador, of the Venezuelan
Navy, has a distressing experience at
sea. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
Port of Portland Commission fill vacan
cies by electing C. F. Swigert and C. F.
Adams. Page 12.
Charles E. Ladd resigns from Port of
Portland Commission. Page 12.
Judge Bellinger declined to extradite Ell
Frank. Page 12.
University of Oregon Regents authorize
several changes In curriculum and
equipment. Page S.
General Ballington Booth will be in Port
land tomorrow. Page 7.
Multnomah's champion, Johnson, easlly
won tho wrestling match from Cornell.