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FRONT AND MORRISON STREETS PORTLAND, OREGON American and European Plan. TO SAVE TIME IS TO LENGTHEN LIFE." DO YOU VALUE LIFE? THEN USE SAPOLIO !easu re The Pianola has become an Important factor of pleasure In so many homes, and especially in the homes of those whose names are synonymous with culture and refinement, that it has now reached a stage where It Is an object of interest to every one who gives a thought to his own or his family's pleasures. Let us show you its merits. IV!. B. WELLS, Northwest Agent for the Aeolian Company Aeolian Hall, 353-355 Washington Street, cor. Park THE SERALES FAILURE. Will "Sot Involve Any of Eighteen Corporations. the NEW YORK, March C The financial embarrassment of John E. Searles, one of the organizers of the American Sugar Company, and until yesterday president of the American Cotton Company, it was said today, is purely personal, and will not involve any of the IS corporations with which he Is connected, either as president, treasurer, secretary, director or trustee. Mr. Searles liabilities. It Is be- lieved, will reach about $1,300,000, and are I who was the special commissioner of covered by his assets, which, however, J Cuba at Washington, and who was, in are mainly unlisted stocks and therefore i the dispatch, referred to as having con not readily marketable or of a negotiable j firmed the statements made: character. If not pressed by the credit- "I have not made any statements re ors and sufficient time is granted. As- ' gardlng an uprising. If any persons are slgnce Edward DwlgM. expects to be able Interested in fomenting an uprising they to nav Mr. Searles' oblisatlons in full. ' are not Cubans who are in favor of The assignment was precipitated by pro ceedings Instituted late Tuesday afternoon In the United States Circuit Court In Brooklyn to recover the principal and in terest on ovtrdue and unpaid notes ag gregating $70,W0. All the notes were given July 12, 1900, and were made payable In six months at 6 per cent to the Duluth Furnace Company, of Duluth, Minn., and the judgments are recorded for Thomas R. Thomas, of that corporation. HORSES FOR GOVERNMENT. Washington Will Receive Every Op portunity to Supply Theni. WASHINGTON, March 6. Representa tive Cushman Is determined that his state shall have just recognition in the sale of horses to the Government, for use In the Philippines. He recently called on the Quartermaster-General, and im pressed upon him the fact that Washing ton had a quality of horsos that entitled the state to first recognition. He was assured that experience with horses pur chased in that state had been very satis factory to the Department, and that when sales were to be made in the future Washington bidders would be given am ple pportunity to enter the competition. The Quartermaster-Geceral stated that since July. 1899, over 5000 horses had been purchased In Oregon. Washlngon and Idaho, and that all had given entire sat isfaction. The Department recognizes the advantages of buying horses for the Philippines in Coast states, and can no doubt be relied upon to live up to Its promises. The assurances given Mr. Cushman with regard to Washington, were similar to those given Senator Si mon and Representative Moody in regard to horses to be purchased in Oregon. c Natural Gas. Gave Out. LANCASTER, O., March G. There is much suffering here as a result of a failure of the natural gas supply and factories and schools have been forced to close and the Lancaster Traction Company is unable to run Its cars, owing to the lack of gas for fuel. Cavalry Going: to Mnnlla. WASHINGTON, March 6. The battal ion of the Fifth Cavalry stationed at Fort Myer, Virginia, will leave there next Sunday for San Francisco, to embark on the transport Meade for the Philippines. 7375 FIRST ST. PORTLAND, OR. Pure Malt C T. BELCHER, Sec. and Treas. American plan ........ $1.23. $1.30. $1.75 European plan 50c, 75c. $1.00 A CUBAN UPRISING. Qncsada Says If There Is Trouble It Will Xot Be Caused by Friends. HAVANA, March 6. An investigation Into the report, circulated In the United States by a news agency, that the United States Secret Service officials here had been informed that plans are on foot for a Cuban uprising and that disorder is only avoided now by the efforts of leaders to hold the revolutionary ele ment in check, elicited the following statement from Senor Gonzales Quesada, independence, but parties desirous of see ing Cuba crushed forever. What we have to contend against now is Ameri can public opinion. There is no pros pect of fighting here." The harbor lightermen joined the steve dores In a strike today. This move had been anticipated. The steamer Morro Castle, of the Ward line, which arrived here last night, brought 50 longshoremen. The Morro Castle is now unloading at her dock. Vessels will unload at their wharves until "the trouble Is settled. The stevedores asked for an increase of from $3.50 to $4.50 silver per day. DEATH ROLL. Death of a Mother Superior. LOS ANGELES, -Cal., March 6. Mother Superior Mary Mariana Is dead at the Sis ters' Hospital, aged 71 years. She was for many years in charge of the large orphan asylum at Richmond, Va., and was treasurer of the Order of Sisters of Charity of the United States. For the past 23 years she lived at Emmetsburg. Md. She had been paying her yearly visit to the houses of the order, and arrived in Los Angeles from New Orleans a month ago, HI with pneumonia. She rallied from this, and 10 days ago was stricken with paralysis. This was followed by Csvo oth er strokes, the last of which caused her death. A California MOer. CHICAGO, March 6. Moses E. Butter worth, a pioneer goldseeker and one of the founders of the Quaker colony at La Porte, Ind., Is dead at his residence in this city, of neuralgia of the heart. Mr. Butterworth was born in Harvcys burg, O., 3S39, and removed when a child with his parents to La Porte. The gold fever In. 1849 took Mr. Butterworth to the Pacific Coast, and seven times af terwards he crossed the plains with his oxen. One of these trips was made with the late George M. Pullman at the time Mr. Butterworth Installed the first quartz mill west of the Missouri River. Son of Senator Pettus. MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 6. Speak er Francis L. Pettus, of the Alabama House of Representatives, and son of United -States Senator Pottus, died today from rheumatism. SUIT BY OREGON GIRL Duke of Manchester Is the Defendant. PORTIA KNIGHT IS PLAINTIFF On Arrival In Liverpool, "With. His Bride, tlie British Peer Is Served "With Papers in a Breach o Promise Case. LIVERPOOL, March 6. On his arrival here today, on the White Star line steamer Oceanic, irom New York, the Duke of Manchester, who with his bride, -was a passenger on board, was served with a writ for an alleged breach of promise at the Instance of Portia Knight, of London. Miss Knight is an American, 23 or 24 years of age. Sho was on the stage In New York, for a short time, and has been living privately In London for a year. She referred a representative of the Asso ciated Press to her lawyers. The writ has been out for some time, she said, and she did not know whether it would be served in America or England. Miss Knight was glad to hear that it has been served in Liverpool. "I regret that this affair has become public," she said. "I thought It would be done in camera. I do hope it will not be taken up by the American papers. I have brought the suit not because I de sired publicity, but because I felt In duty bound to all my friends here in England. For their sakes as well as my own, I have every wish that the proceedings should be as quiet as possible. I only met the Duke of Manchester since I came to Eng land a year ago. But really, I must re fer you to my solicitors." When Miss Knight's solicitors were called upon they declined to give any details or to do more than to confirm the report that Miss Knight had com menced the action. THE SENSATION OF LONDON. Promises to Rival the Westminster Scandal. LONDON, March 6. The Manchester sensation promises to rival the West minster scandal. Although the Duke of Manchester asserts that the writ has not been served upon him in the suit for al leged breach of promise, this is quite Im material, as the writ has been issued and proceedings have been commenced. This entirety unexpected sequel to one of the most Interesting marriages by an American heiress and representative of the British Peerage had its Inception shortly after the Duke of Manchester so suddenly made Miss Zimmerman a Duch ess. Miss Knight's allegations are not yet obtainable, but it is evident that she is In earnest and that the suit was brought without any idea of gaining publicity. She Is about the same age as the Duke of Manchester, possibly a trifle older. Their acquaintance began, a representa tive of the Associated Press is Informed, when Miss Knight was living in Stlrmln's mansion. In London, where the Duke frequently visited. The employes of the mansion say the acquaintance ripened to a stage where they quarreled frequently and that the visits continued until about six months ago, when the Duke no longer called there, and Miss Knight took a flat elsewhere. She is now living in London amid friends of position and means. Un like the Duchess, Miss Knight is a pro nounced brunette, with an olive complex ion. No one met the Duke and Duchess on their arrival at Euston Station, London. The Duchess looked extremely well and very pretty, xne uune seemea ramer worried. When asked by a representa tive of the Associated Press if it were true that he had been served with a writ, he replied: "It is quite untrue. I know nothing about the suit. I am feeling quite fit, and had a fine time In America." "Come along," said the Duchess, and the couple jumped into a cab and drove off. They had Intended to land at Queenstown and proceed to their Irish home, but the storm prevents, and, there fore, they decided to come to London, where they will shortly leave for Ireland. PORTIA A SALEM GIRL. Colonel Knight's Daughter, Born and Raised In the Capital City. SALEM, Or., March C Portia Knight Is well known In this city, where she was born and raised. She Is a daughter of Colonel N. B. Knight, for many years a prominent lawyer In Salem, and now an attorney at Baker City. Her mother was Sarah Miller, the oldest daughter of Captain John F. Miller, who died in this city a few days ago. Portia has always been recognized here as a person of extraordinary ability. She obtained her early education from her mother, who was a woman of great Intel lectuality and of classical education. Lat er, she attended the Catholic school in this city, and a similar institution In Portland. She studied elocution In San Francisco and New York, and in the lat ter city Is said to have obtained recogni tion as an actress. Her last visit to Salem was made something over a year ago. When she left here it was reported that she had an engagement with the Frohman Company to play In London. The news that she had brought an ac tion against the Duke of Manchester for damages for breach of promise caused no small surprise and amusement among those who knew her. The expressed opinion is that the Duke Is engaged In a lawsuit with a woman who Is abundantly able to look out for her own Interests. As Miss Knight has not made Salem her home for several years, nothing Is known of her career. She has some financial interests in this county and now has a suit pending In the Circuit Court to Obtain possession of a tract of land in the Lake Lablsh neighborhood. Discussed the Sanr Dnty. WASHINGTON, March 6. A delegation from the Illinois Manufacturers' Associa tion, headed by Martin D. Madden, had an important Interview with the Presi dent concerning the countervailing duty on Russian sugars. They placed before the President arguments to show that the discrimination against Russian sugars might seriously Injure our export trade to Russia If retaliatory measures were In sisted upon and that a general trade war against the United States might arise. The President expressed the hope that no such war would be precipitated, but ex plained that the law was plain. He sug gested that the only solution of the ques- tion would be a test case such as waB contemplated by Secretary Gage when ho issued the order imposing the countervail ing duty. BILLION DOLLAR CONGRESS Statement of Appropriations lor the Past Tito Sessions. WASHINGTON, March 6. Representa tive Cannon, chairman of the House com mittee on appropriations, and Representa tive Livingston, the senior Democratic member of the committee, have prepared statements of the appropriations of the 56th Congress, which will be printed in the Record tomorrow. Both place the total appropriations at $1,440,062,545, placing those for the first seslson at $710,150.S62, and for the second at $729,911,683. Mr. Can non publishes a table showing the ex penditures of the previous Congress at $1,S6S,212,637, and Mr. Livingston makes a comparison with the 54th Congress, which appropriated $1,044,550,273. In his. state ment Mr. Cannon says: "The appropriations of the session just closing aggregate, as nearly as can be ascertained at this time, $729,911,653. This sum Includes $123,7S2,6SS for the postal service, and $537,000,000 for the sinking fund. The increase over the appropria tions made ttt the first session of this Con gress is less than $20,000,000, and the sum is more than accounted for by the increase of $10,124,450 made on account of the postal service and by $13,513,057 in the bill that provides for the maintenance of our Navy, and for the construction, armor and armament of the new ships of the Navy. One large item is the appropria tion of $5,520,000 authorized by legislation at the first session of this Congress for tho St. Louis Exposition. The total ap propriations made at the two sessions of the 56th Congress are $12S,150,092 less than the appropriations made" during the two regular sessions of the preceding Con gress. The new revenue law passed at this session will, it is estimated, reduce taxes for the coming fiscal year $14,000, 000 bringing our total estimated income for the coming fiscal year, including postal revenues, to $675,633,042. "Of the total appropriations made at this session, at least $30,000,000 will not, in the light of past experience, be ex pended. This considerable margin be tween actual expenditures and appropri ations made by Congress Indicates a sum total of expenditures during the fiscal year 1902 of not exceeding $699,911,6S3. This sum Includes $33,000,000 on account of the sinking fund required for tho fiscal year 1902, which, of course, under the terms of tho law, will be met only to such an extent as surplus revenues In the Treasury may permit. After meeting the fullest ordinary requirements of the public service under the appropriations which have been made, there will remain sufficient revenues for 1902 to meet not less than $30,000,000 of tho requirements of the sinking fund. "The large deficiencies provided for the fiscal year 1899 by the first regular ses sion of the 55th Congress, amounting to $349,772,389, were almost in their entirety to cover the expenses of tho Military and Naval Departments during the fiscal years 1899 and 1900 Incident to the War with Spain. The most marked increase indicated In the appropriations for or dinary expenses of tite Govuvnment ronde- for the two years jSji and 1902 at tne two sessions of this Congress over those of the two preceding years is for the postal service. The necessity of these increasing appropriations to meet larger business demands Is referred to as a cause for congratulation. The appropria tions have been reduced $12S,150.091 by this Congress under those provided by its predecessor, and this has rendered possible a reduction of taxes in the sum of $41,000,000. By the continuance of tho wise administration now enjoyed by the Republic, there Is every reason to ex pect a further reduction of expenses, and especially of taxes." Mr. Livingston says: "During the session just closed the de mands of the people through their Rep resentatives for the Nicaragua Canal have gone unheeded; for new public buildings they have been persistently de nied; the river and harbor bill has been permitted to fall; the payment of just claims of honest people against the Gov ernment has not been provided for. It Is doubtless conceived to be wisdom on the part of tho dominant party In Con gress and the Administration to have de nied these just demands of the people In order to provide for this enormous In crease In expenditures that Is almost wholly required In order to support the Increased military and Navy that has been Inaugurated under the policy of the Republican party." TREATY "WITH FRANCE. Senate Committee Favors Extending: the Time for Ratification. WASHINGTON, March 6. The Senate committee on foreign relations today au thorized a favorable report upon the sup plemental treaty between the United States and France, extending for one year the time within whlcn the reciprocity treaty between the countries may be rati fied. The original agreement fixed the time of expiration at March 24, 1900, and the supplemental treaty extends it "until the 24th of the present month. The orig inal treaty was reported more than a year ago. There was some discussion in tho committee as to whether there should be an effort to have the reciprocity treaties pending in the Senate acted upon at this session, but no definite conclusion was reached. The most general opinion seemed to favor consideration of the treaties to which little objection Is mode, which are those with South and Central American republics. There Is considerable oppo sition to both the English and French reciprocity treaties. All of the reciprocity treaties will expire by limitation before the next session of Congress. CHINESE SLAVERY. Steps Taken to Suppress the Tranlc in California. SAN FRANCISCO, March 6. Collector of the Port Stratton has received a copy of a letter addressed by Secretary of the Treasury Gage to Attorney-General Griggs, recommending that all Chinese women In fhls city who are believed to be held In slavery be arrested and taken be fore the courts to test their rights to re main In this country- Chinese Inspector Dunn, to whom the lettter was referred, says that he is undecided as to the feas ibility of such a method, but that he will co-operate with the state authorities In any movement that may be made to sup press the slave traffic Fire in a Colorado Mine. CENTRAL CITY, Colo., March 6. The Molepole tunnel, piercing the Utah Hill at Apex, seven miles west of this city. Is on fire. Three miners are caught in the tunnel and are probably dead from suffo cation. They are Con McNerney, superin tendent; W. Bellows and W. H. Coltrln. The fire originated In the blacksmith shop at the mouth of the tunnel and commu nicated to the timbers of the tunnel be fore It was discovered. WARNINGTO BRITAIN Morgan Says Canal Treaty Must Be Abrogated. ENFORCEMENT WILL MEAN WAR And & Conflict With. America, He Says, Will Mean the Downfall o the British Empire Limiting i of Debate. WASHINGTON, March 6. Again today Vice-President Roosevelt was tho central figure of the opening proceedings of tho Senate. When he appeared at his desk AGAIN PREMIER OF SPAIN SENOR FRAXEDES to call the Senate to order a wave of ap plause swept over the thronged galleries. He evidently was impatient at the dem onstration, and, sharply tapping his desk with the gavel, warned the spectators that a repetition of the applause would result In -an order to clear the galleries. After a brief debate the amendment to the rules of the Senate placing a limit upon debate, offered yesterday by Piatt (Conn.), was referred to the committee on rules. The debate developed the fact that no inten tion exists on" the part of the proponent of the amendment to urge its discussion at the present extraordinary session. Morgan, who yesterday offered a reso lution declaring the abrogation of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty between the United States and Great Britain, addressed the Senate for nearly two hours upon his proposition. His admonitions to Great Britain were particularly sharp. He de clared that If Great Britain should en deavor to enforce the terms of the treaty the effort would result In a war In which the great empire, which had controlled for scores of years the commerce of the world, would be swept from power and her IClng would be left with only sov ereignty over his own Island. The chaplain. In his invocation, referred with deep pathos to the sorrow which has fallen upon the Junior Senator from Ala bama (Pettus) and his wife in the death of their only son. Piatt (Conn.) then called up the amend ment to the rules, of which he gave notice yesterday, relating to the limitation of debate. After the amendment was read. Teller (Colo.) Inquired of Piatt whether he ex pected to secure action upon the amend ment at the present extraordinary session. Piatt replied that ho did not desire to discuss the proposed amendment at this time. He wished to have the amend ment referred to the committee on rules. but he doubted very much whether the committee on rules could consider it so fully as to enable the Senate to take action upon it at this session. He had felt he said, that the Senate ought to change Its rules, and he had thought the proper time to Introduce his proposition was at the beginning of a new session of Congress. He added that he would be glad to have action upon the amendment at this session, but he did not suppose It could be had. He desired that tho amend ment be referred to the committee on rules in order that the committee might have opportunity to consider It during the re cess. "I hope," said he In conclusion, "that some fair amendment to tho rules may be devised by which there can be a rea sonable (not an unreasonable) limit placed on debate." Teller said he had no desire to enter objection to the reference of the amend ment to the committee on rules. That was the proper place for It. He inquired, however, whether there was any expecta tion on the part of the majority to do anything more during the present session than executive business. Pending an answer to that question, Vice-President Roosevelt announced In a low but distinct tone that the pro posed amendment would be referred, in tho absence of objection, to the commit tee on rules. Responding to tho Inquiry of Teller, Hale disclaimed any attempt to speak for anybody but himself, but said the extraordinary session had been called for the transaction of purely executive business. He did not suppose the Sen ate would be kept In session many days or be called upon to transact any other subjects than purely executive business. Teller submitted some brief comments upon the transaction of business at ex traordinary sessions of the Senate, hold ing that the body had a perfect right In accordance with precedents to do any thing It could do in regular session. Piatt, speaking, he said, for himself only, expressed the opinion that It would not be wise to enter upon the transac tion of general legislative business at this extraordinary session. It would not be the part of wisdom to do much more than executive business. Morgan urged that the rules be observed, and that the regular order of business of the Senate, as laid down in the rules, be observed. He had submitted a resolution yesterday upon which he de sired action and an opportunity to sub mit some remarks. Tho resolution to which he referred was one declaring the Clayton-Bulwer treaty abrogated. After the routine of "morning business" had been transacted, Morgan addressed the Senate upon his resolution. He said he would exclude from his argument any consideration of the Panama Canal Com mission. The only prospect of the con struction of the Nicaragua Canal now by the United States, he said, rests upon the protocols which have been entered into between this country and the governments of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. He chal lenged any Senator to point to a single proposition which Great Britain has made for such a modification of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty as would admit of the con struction of the Nicaragua Canal. No such action, he said, ever has been taken by Great Britain. During all the time when Americans were "hugging to their bosoms" the delusion that Great Britain eventually would enter upon a friendly arrangement for the construction of the canal. Great Britain had reserved a "pro found and golden silence." He called her silence "golden" because, he asserted, MATEO SAGASTA. Great Britain, through Liverpool, which was the commercial center of the world, was being enriched and the United States, because of the lack of the Nicaragua Ca nal, was helping to tho enriching of Great Britain. "There cannot be anything more pre cious today to Great Britain," said Mor gan, "than to prevent the construction of the Nicaragua Canal. If Great Britain, by her golden silence, can prevent that, her profits will continue and the longer she can do that the greater will be her profits on the Suez canal. She has re mained as silent as the sphynx which looks out upon the Nile and upon the desert, and she seems to be looking out upon a desert of wast in American opportunities, and, sad to say, American honor. Great Britain is still silent." With some feeling, in referring to the Clayton-Bulwer treaty, the Alabama Sen ator said: "We will make no compromise with Great Britain upon that subject. We will make no concession to Great Britain in relation to the treaty. What we shall do with it (and some of our people are op posed even to that) Is that we shall de clare it abrogated. If the vote on my resolution could be taken today, It would Inform the President of the United States that he has not two-thirds majority In the Senate to adopt any compromise he may make with Great Britain. "If it Is the purpose of Great Britain still to look for delay she will not get it. If it be her determination to pick a quar rel with us about It, she will find the United States can muster at least half the number of men who voted for the Presi dent In the last election fighting men. And she will find, when that war termi nates, that the steel band which binds the throne In London with Australia and India and passes through Canada will have been rent In twain and with its severance down will go the empire. "She will find that her possessions In the Caribbean Sea have lapsed; she will find that she has overtaxed our patience. She has started with a new Klnc and upon a new career that will break up the empire and reduce the King to the sov ereignty of his own island. Does Great Britain suppose she can escape from the terrors of the existing situation and tho prospective situation everywhere, and that she can find a favorable opportunity to display her military power against the United States?" Morgan said he did not boast of the power of the United States in money, men or valor, but he Is thoroughly conscious o' them and gloried In that consciousness, because- he knows that when the supreme moment should come and any power In the world shall undertake to bridle tht I United States bv niacins such restraints upon her sovereignty as are contained in the Clayton-Bulwer treaty, the Ameri can people will resist to the bitter end "And that resistance," he exclaimed, vehemently, "will mean the wiping out of any power on earth that undertakes the job." He regarded the Clayton-Bulwer treaty In the nature of an alliance, "a shameful alliance," with Great Britain, and de nounced any suggestion of the inability of the United States to sever such an al liance without incurring the penalties of a war. He maintained that In spite of the silence of Great Britain, the United States could abrogate the treaty at any time and until It was abrogated It would act as a clog upon the extension of the com merce of this country. Without concluding his speech, Morgan yielded the floor, and, at 2:45, on motion of Warren, the Senate went Into execu tive session, adjourning at 3 o'clock. No Committee Reorganization. WASHINGTON. March 6. While no formal action to that effect has been taken by the Republican Senators, it is quite definitely decided that there will be no reorganization of the Senate commit tees during the present session of the Senate. This decision will have the ef fect of leaving the appointees of retiring Senators in their positions until the con vening of Congress next December. TOOKGHURCH FUNDS Charles N. Scott Arrested for Embezzlement, TREASURER OF TRINITY PARISH Defalcation Discovered Some Weeks Ago and Opportunity Given to Make Restitution Statement ot the Prisoner. Charles N. Scott, treasurer of Trinity Episcopal parish, was arrested by Detec tives Day and Welner yesterday afternoon on a charge of embezzling $1546 62 of church funds. He was taken to the city jail, where he refused to make any state ment concerning the alleged crime. Tho complaint was sworn to by British Con sul James Laidlaw, one of the wardens of Trinity Church, and a warrant was Immediately issued charging Scott with larceny by embezzlement. Scott has been treasurer of Trinity Church for five years, and his shortage and subsequent arrest has caused great surprise among the mem bers and officers of the church, with whom he had high standing. The action leading to his arrest was taken with the greatest reluctance by the church officers, and not until they were forced to do so in order to protect the church, under the security bond for $2500, which Scott had given. No inkling of any shortage or irregular ity had been discovered in Treasurer Scott's accounts up to October 31. When the finance committee, consisting of James Laidlaw and R. R. Hoge examined his accounts in January, it was found by comparing his vouchers and the bank book that there had been a mis-appropriation of funds amounting to $1564 62. Tho church's funds for which he was responsible, amounting to about $700, had been withdrawn from, the Security Trust & Savings Company, and In addition, the church's account had been overdrawn by about $S0O. "When Mr. Scott was questioned on the matter," said a prominent vestryman last evening, "he declared he did not know what he had done with the money. In fact it Is a mystery what he did with the money, and no one knows the disposal he made of it. He has been treasurer of tho rector, wardens and vestrymen of Trinity parish for about five years, and his accounts In the past have been per fectly regular up to October 31, at least. Mr. Scott's .shortago was under discus sion for several weeks, and he was given the opportunity to make good the amount. This he said he would do, but this he had not done up to the time of his arrest. "The measures leading up to the arrest were taken with the greatest reluctance. Mr. Scott was bonded by the American Bonding & Trust Company, of Baltimore, for $2300, represented by J. Mel. Wood, and in order to protect the church, tha measures had to be taken. Mr. Scott was in high standing in the church, and there can be no explanation, for his con duct other than that he acted whllo mentally unbalanced." Mr. Scott is a well-preserved man of about 55 years of age. and a native of Canada. He lias been In Portland about 20 years. He was auditor of the Ore gonlan Railway Company, now a part of the Southern Pacific system, In the Wil lamette Valley and afterwards superin tendent of the company and receiver, and recently was a clerk for tho Northern Pa cific. Latterly he has acted as a real estate agent and had desk room in an office at 110 First street. He has a wlfo and three grown sons living' at 191 Elev enth street. SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS. Congress. In the Senate. Morgan warned England not to enforce tho Clayton-Bulwer treaty. Pace 1. The Piatt amendment to limit debate was referred to the committee on rules. Page L The Senate committee favors extending the time for the ratification of the reci procity treaty with France. Federal Government. The members of the Cabinet were sworn In. Page 3. William C. Sanger will succeed Meiklejohn as Assistant Secretary of War. Page 3. Ex-Senator Chandler is to be president ot tho Spanish Claims Commission. Page 3. Philippines. Thlrty-ono rebels were captured on an island on Lake Bay. Page 3. The insurgents In Cebu are about to sur- render. Page 3. Colonel J. P. Sanger has been ordered to Manila. Page 3. Foreign. Portia Knight sues the Duke of Manches ter for breach of promise. Page 1. Sagasta has formed a new Spanish Cabi net, taking the Premiership. Several Irish members were ejected from the House of Commons by mistake. Page 2. Botha Is arranging peace terms with M1I ner and Kitchener. Pago 2. Domestic. Transcontinental railroads decline ta make concessions to secure business. Page 2. The cattle-growers' convention took up the question of the leasing of ranga lands. Page 3. Commercial and Marine. Transport Garonne scheduled to sail to Portland from Manila, ordered to San Francisco. Page 10. Union and Northern Pacific bought heavi ly of Burlington stock In New York yes terday. Page 11. Pacific Coast. Professor Kent, of the Oregon Agricul tural College, shows that both Eastern and Western Oregon are adapted to dairying. Page' 1. The woolgrowers' convention at Pendleton held Its second day's session. Page 4. Address of F. R. Gooding before the Pa cific Northwest Woolgrowers' Associa tion at Pendleton. Page 10. The Jones reapportionment bill In the Washington Legislature has been Io3t. Page 5. Indications of oil have been discovered near Eugene. Page 4. Portland and Vicinity. Charles N. Scott, treasurer of Trinity Church, arrested for embezzlement. Page 1. Annual report of Health Office? shows that Portland maintains the low death rate. Page 12. City Council transfers money from the general fund to Police and Fire Depart ments. Page S. New oar factory secures lease of property on the East Side. Page 7.