Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, March 07, 1901, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

Portland',. - Oregon.
VOL. XLL 30. 12,553.
Rubber and OIUQothing, Boots and Shoes.
Goodyear Rubber Company
R. H. TEASE. President.
P. M. SIIEPARD. JR.. Treasurer.
3. a. SHEI'ARD. Secretary.
BIumaucr-Frank Drug Co.
Portland, Oregon
Without a Rival Today
BllimaUer & Hoch, IOS and HO Fourth Street
Sole Distributer for OrsQoi
Fifth and Washington Sts. . . . PORTLAND, OREGON
Rooms Singlo 75c to $1.50 per day
Flrst-Class Check Restaurant Rooms Double $1.00 to $2.00 per day
Connected With Hotel. Rooms Family $1.50 to $3.00 per day
J. P. DAVIES, Prcs.
St. Charles Hotel
American and European Plan.
!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
"Sot Involve Any of
Eighteen Corporations.
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.
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.
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.
Pure Malt
C T. BELCHER, Sec. and Treas.
American plan ........ $1.23. $1.30. $1.75
European plan 50c, 75c. $1.00
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 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
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.
Duke of Manchester Is the
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.
Promises to Rival the Westminster
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Morgan Says Canal Treaty
Must Be Abrogated.
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
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
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,
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
"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
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.
Charles N. Scott Arrested
for Embezzlement,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.