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PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1901.
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FRYE TO PUSH SHIP SUBSIDY
Says He Will Get It on Statute Books
WASHINGTON, March 7. An interview
with Senator Frye. published here today,
quotes him as assertng that he will push
the ship-susldy bill before the next Con
gress until he gets it on the statute
books. From the tone of his remarks, it
is evident that he believes the subsidy
bill can be passed at the next Congress.
Senator Frye took occasion to severely
criticise the speech of Senator Turner
against the subsidy bill, which criticisms,
if true, would destroy the force of argu
ment of the Washington Senator! It Is
expected that Turner will soon make a
reply to the charges.
Mitchell Wired to Make Haste.
Senator Mitshell was expected to have
reached Washington this morning, but at
noon had not appeared. Later It was
learned he had stopped off at Canton,
Ohio, to visit friends. Learning this, his
friends immediately telegraphed, advising
him to come on to Washington In time
to be sworn in tomorrow, as it is ex
pected that the Senate will finally ad
journ tomorrow or Saturday.
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A THREATENING NOTE.
Alleged Communication From the
United States to Denmark.
LONDON, March 8. "The United
States Government has addressed a note
to the Danish Government almost threat
ening in tone." says the Copenhagen cor
respondent of the Daily Mall,, "to the ef
fect that it would not permit any trans
fer of the Danish West Indies to any for
eign power, and that, in the event of Den
mark refusing to sell, the United States
will require that island and maritime
neutrality shall be properly guarded and
the' United States' sphere of influence
Bermuda- the Mecca of Boxers.
BOSTON, March 7. The Post tomorrow
will say that sporting men of Boston have
selected Bermuda as the Mecca of boxers,
and that a clubhouse will be opened
there to be managed by John L. Sulli
van. Two athletic managers left today
for Bermuda to arrange matches between
Kid McCoy and Tommy Ryan for $S000,
the first big event on the Island.
OFFERS TO TAGALS
Prisoners Will Be Released
for Guns Surrendered,
ONE MAN FOR EACH WEAPON
Carman Case "Will Be Referred to
Washington General Trias May
Be Induced to Give Up the
MANILA, March 7. Additional Induce
ments have been made to the insurgents
to surrender their guns. General Mac
Arthur has directed all department com
manders to release one prisoner for every
gun surrendered. An Insurgent who sur
renders his gun will be permitted to name
the prisoner to be released, provided no
exceptional circumstances require this
man's detention, in which case another
selection will be allowed.
It is rumored In the local press that the
Carman case will be referred to Wash
ington, and that a statement on certain
matters concerning the case will be ob
tained from Major-General Otis.
The Federalists report that as a result
of the negotiations with the insurgent
General Trias, who is in Southern Luzon.
Trias probably will soon surrender.
The United States training-ship Buffalo
has completed the exchange of crews with
the warships at Cavite. and has sailed
to exchange 700 men recently from the
United States for members of the crews
of several American warships at Hong
Kong and Shanghai. Meanwhile the
Navy dispatch-boat Zaflro has taken 200
men to the Navy vessels in Southern Phil
ippine waters for the same purpose.
The flagship Brooklyn goes to Pe Chi LI
Gulf in April to conduct the maneuvers.
The Kentucky, the Oregon, the New Or
leans, the Albany, the Monterey and the
Monadnock will participate in these ma
neuvers. The American fleet on the Asi
atic station now numbers 54 vessels.
Two Cases Reported by General
WASHINGTON, March 7. A large mail
has been received at the War Department
from General MacArthur. It includes the
record of many cases of murder, treason
and "other high crimes and misdemeanors
on the part of the native Filipinos.
A native named Luclno Almeda was con-
victed by a military commission of fla
grant violations of the laws of war, and
was sentenced to hard labor for 20 years
and to pay a fine of 20,000 pesos. General
MacArthur commuted the sentence to de
portation to Guam. It appears from' th
evidence that Almeda was the principal
chief of La Union at the time of the oc-cupcfSh-fofHhltltfoVlDceTTioIding
froni the Insurrectionary junta. 'In that
official capacity he called on the officer
commanding the American forces and of
fered his services to aid In the work of
pacification of the province. His offer
.was accepted in good faith, and he was
allowed to continue In office. While thus
acting the role of a friend of the Ameri
can cause the Presldente and those under
him in authority, with a common and se
cret understanding, were actually admin
istering their offices under the orders and
In the interest of the Insurrectionary
chiefs. Whenever they collected lawfully
imposed taxes they also sought to impose
and collect a like or larger amount of
taxes for the benefit of the Insurgent
forces, and in some instances they divert
ed the public funds derived from taxes
legitimately collected to the same treason
Another case of treachery reported by
General MacArthur is that of Catallno
Landayan, who was convicted by a mili
tary commission of violating the laws of
war and giving Intelligence to the enemy,
and sentenced to 15 years' confinement at
hard labor. General MacArthur says that
the evidence in the case shows that the
accused accepted the office of Presldente
of the Puebla of Gulgulnto from Insurgent
authority at a time when the office was
lawfully filled by a Presldente appointed
under the authority of the United States,
and that while the accused was acting the
part of an amigo he was by letter advis
ing the commanding General of the insur
gent forces in his vicinity of the number
and means of defense of the American
troops in Guiguinto.
The mail also brought a copy of the offi
cial orders for the deportation of Editor
Rice, of J.he Manila Daily Bulletin, to
the United States, for the publication of
"certain charges against the honesty and
Integrity of an officer of the insular gov
ernment." In stating the Immediate
cause for Rice's deportation, the order
"Investigation having been made, and
the complete falsity of the charges made
apparent and the result communicated to
Rice, "he replied in a defiant manner that
he would reiterate these charges when
and where he saw fit. He is therefore
regarded is a dangerous Incendiary and
menace to the military situation."
The first provisional squadron of cav
alry now in the course of organization at
the Presidio, San Francisco, has been as
signed as the First Squadron of the Fif
teenth United States Cavalry, and ordered
to prepare for "early service in the Phil
DEPORTED TO GUAM.
More Insurgent Sympathizers Sent
to the Island.
WASHINGTON. ;March 7. General Mac
Arthur has notified the War Department
by mall that in pursuance of authority
obtained from the department under date
of December 27 last, he has ordered the
deportation of a number of persons
"whose overt acts have clearly revealed
them as in aid or in sympathy with the
Insurrection and the regular guerrilla
warfare by which it. is being maintained,
and whose continued residence in the
Philippine Islands Is, in every essen
tial regard, inimical to the pacification
By direction of the commanding Gen
eral, the persons named, were delivered
to Major Henry B Orwing, Thirty-seventh
Infantry, on board a transport for de
portation to Guam where they will be
held under surveillance or in actual cus
tody as circumstances may require during
the further progress of hostilities and un
til such time as normal peace conditions
In the Philippines has resulted in a pub
lic declaration of. the-cessation of such
Subsequently, another batch of Insur
gent sympathizers and agitators were de
ported to Guam on the United States
steamship Solace, to be held under the
same condition as the others. The party
consisted of members of the Katipunan
Paunccfotc Will Remain.
WASHINGTON, March 7. The unoffi-
cial reports current some time ago that
Lord Pancefote, the British Ambassador,
would have his period of service in Wash
ington continued have now been fully
confirmed, and It appears that the ex
tension will last throughout the present
year, and is likely to be followed by an
other extension, owing to the Ambassa
dor's vigorous health and thorough ac
quaintance with all the Important inter
national questions in which the two gov
ernments are Interested.
Asrrlcultural Department's System
May Be Tried by the Navy.
WASHINGTON, March 7. Since last
Autumn, the Navy Department has sus
pended the experiments In the employ
ment of wireless telegraphy as a
means of communication between
naval vessels and between vessels
and the shore. Up to this time none
of the warships have been equipped
with a permanent pla'it. Hear-Admiral
Bradford, the Chief of the Equipment
Bureau, has been in conference with some
of the most eminent electricians in the
United States as to the availability of
the wireless telegraph for naval use, but
so far nothing like the Ideal system has
been found. The latest proposition has
been broached by the Department of
Agriculture. Secretary Wilson, hearing
that the Navy was casting about for a
serviceable system of telegraphy, has
written to Admiral Bradford to notify
him that the Agricultural Department
has been experimenting for some time
with wireless telegraphy and has attained
remarkable results. His experts assert
with great positiveness that they, have
evolved a system radically different
from Marconi's and of far greater
efficiency. It is believed that within a
short time an exhibition will be made on
board of a naval vessel.
Value of Our Trade With Russia.
WASHINGTON, March 7. A statement
prepared at the Bureau of Statistics
shows that during the last year the ex
port value of American goods exported
to Russia, not affected by the recent de
cree of the Russian Government in retal
iation for the countervailing duties im
posed by this Government on Russian
sugar, was $7,028,070, while that affected
amounted to I2.S72.420.
Tower to Be Transferred to Paris.
UTICA, N. Y., March 7. Word has been
received at Waterville, the home of Char
lemagne Tower, United States Ambassa
dor to St. Petersburg, that he is to be
transferred to the United States Embassy
at Paris. It is said that General Horace
Porter, the present Ambassador 'to Pari3,
is to retire and that the climate of St.
Petersburg does not agree with Mr. Tow
er's health, hence the change.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 7. Re
cently Andrew Carnegie offered Montgom
ery $50,000 for a public library if the city
would furnish a site and 55000 a year for
support. The last Legislature granted
permission to the city to make an ap
propriation, and, the City Council tonight
unanimously accepted Mr. Carnegie's of
fer. ST. JOSEPH.'Mp.. March 7, A Carnegie
library 'is to becstattisXcdMnSouOT&'tr
Joseph at once. The philanthropist wired
from New York to friends here that he
had decided to give $25,000, and that the
money would be available when the city
provided a block of ground and promised
to maintain the institution. The terms
have been accepted.
Shrlncra Sail for Hawaii.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 7. The cara
van of Mystic Shrlners from the East
who have been sojourning at the oasis
of San Francisco for several days em
barked on the steamer Sierra today and
resumed the Journey to Honolulu.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
One Insurgent prisoner -will be released for
each gun surrendered. Page 1.
The Carman case will be referred to Washing
ton. Page 1.
General Trias may be induced to surrender to
the Americans. Page 1.
The Senate will adjourn today or tomorrow.
Frye was re-elected President pro tern. Page 2.
Morgan concluded his speech on the Clayton
Eulwer treaty. Page 2.
The Ministers' committee at Pekln has com
pleted its report on Indemnity. Page 2.
Bockhil! says the negotiations should be com
pleted in two months. Page 2.
Russian roldlers fired on the British Consulate
at Chee Foo. Page 2.
The Cuban convention voted against taking
radical action on the Piatt amendment.
The assault on Emperor William was the work
of a lunatic Page 3.
England is still sending reinforcements to
South Africa. Page 3.
Paris Gibson, of Great Falls, Mont., was
elected United States Senator to succeed
Thomas H. Carter. Paga 1.
Ex-President Harrison is uerlously 11). Page 1.
The Cattle-Growers' Association was organ
ized at Denver. Page 2.
A Schuyler, Neb., merchant was arrested for
trying to extort money from Senator
Kearas. Page 3.
, Pacific Coast.
Tacoma bests Seattle on a War Department
contract, although the latter place put in
two bids. Page 1.
The Pacific Northwest Woolgrowera' Associa
tion asks Congress to .require shoddy goods
to be so labeled. Pace 4.
The Oregon Fish Commission names several
more officials. Page 4.
Active military operations may take the place
of the annual encampment oC the Oregon
National Guard this year. Page 4.
Washington appropriations will be the heaviest
In the history of the state. Page 0.
The Washington House passed a $2,172,547 93
appropriation bill; the Senate measure is a
little over $S5,000 less. Page 5.
There Is no probability of Congressional ap
portionment at this session of the Wash
ington Legislature. Page 5.
The Idaho House changed the rules and passed
the Legislative reapportionment bill. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Iron and steel trade la booming. Page 11.
Wall - street market rallies with difficulty.
Four big ships arrive from the Orient. Page 10.
Peter Rlckmers clears with big cargo. Page II.
The first November ship reaches Falmouth.
Red Star Liner aground. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
Franklin S. Walker pleads guilty to embezzle
ment from a bank. Page 8.
Number of deaths in Portland for February the
largest on record. Page 8,
W. S. Wesenblue commits suicide by shooting
himself. Pago 8.
General Balllngton Booth speaks for Volun
teers of America. Page 7.
Agent of the British Army buying horses In
President Lytle's reply in Columbia Southern
Railroad suit. Page 8.
SEATTLE IS BESTED
Tacoma Gets Coveted War
WAREHOUSE AND WHARFAGE
Seattle Put in a Second Bid When It
Learned Figures "Were Too III eh
Award Is a, Disapproval of
Its Business Methods.
WASHINGTON, March 7. The War De
partment hns put its stamp of disapproval
on Seattle business methods In awarding
to Tacoma bidders a six months' contract
for the use of warehouse and wharfing
C. M. COTTERMAN.
1 1 " '"HsSsMgggsse i ' ""
DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF POSTS, AT MANILA.
The many Portland friends of C M. Cotterman. who was Chief Clerk in the Railway Mall
Service here In 1806, are pleased to learn of "his success in his profession, and to know that
he has been promoted to be Director-General of Posts at Manila, Philippine Islands. Mr.
Cotterman's executive ability and gentlemanly personality were noticed by H. P. Thrall,
while the two men worked In Portland, and when Mr. Thrall was appointed Division Super
intendent of the Railway Mall Service at San Francisco, a district which Includes all posts
In the Pacific Coast' States, he decided that Mr. Cotterman was the right person for the po
sition of Assistant Superintendent ,at San Francisco. Mr. .Cotterman filled his new duties
with honor to himself "and to -the 'satisfaction of his superior officers for five months. Just
then Mr. Thrall was asked. to name.on appointee as Director-General of Posts at Manila, to
succeed F. W. Vallle, and he ' recommended C. M. Cotterman. The latter was offered the po
sition, and accepted It, and sailed, for Manila on November 10 last.
for the Quartermaster's Department. On
the original bid Tacoma underbid Seattle,
offering ample buildings and satisfactory
equipment- Seattle asked a fabulous
price for Inadequate and unfit buildings,
but when it learned the figure asked by
Tacoma. submitted a subsequent bid on a
second and befitting building. The de
partment is free to express its disapproval
of such underhand and unbuslness-like
methods, and very properly rejected the
bid of Seattle.
It might be added that by just such
sharp practices as this Seattle has won
unenviable reputation in the department,
which will In the end probably result In
sending more trade to Portland and Ta
coma. TACOMA, Wash., March 7. A Washing
ton special to the Ledger says the War
Department has accepted the bid of the
Northern Pacific Railway Company for a
warehouse and wharfing at Tacoma for
Irs Alaska and Philippine business.
HARRISON HAS THE GRIP.
Ex-President Seriously 111 at His In
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 7. Gen
eral Benjamin Harrison Is very sick at
his residence on North Delaware street,
but it is Impossible to learn his true con
dition, as his physician refuses to discuss
his case without permission from tho
family, and this was refused by Mrs.
LEGISLATURES ASK CONGRESS TO HELP OUR FAIR
That the project of holding a big fair In Portland to celebrate the
Lewis and Clark exploring expedition in the Northwest is gaining
strength rapidly is shown by the favor it finds with the Legislatures
of the states that are to participate in it. Washington came first
with the appointment of a commission of five to make recommendation
to the next Legislature. Idaho followed with the appointment, of a
commission and adoption of a memorial to Congress for a National ap
propriation for the exposition. The following dispatch, received last
rHght. from Utah, ehows that the cause is growing fast:
SALT LAKE, March 7. Both branches of the Legislature today
adopted resolutions memorializing Congress to make an appropriation
for the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark
expedition In the Northwest, to be held at Portland, Or., In 1905. A
resolution was also adopted authorizing the Governor to appoint a
commission of three members to represent Utah and to arrange for an
Harrison this evening. She said that the
General Is suffering from the grip, but
that hl3 condition was not considered
alirming. When asked if the patient is
suffering from any complcatlons of the
disease, and particularly as to bronchial
affection. Dr. Jamieson, who was with
General Harrison for more than an hour
this evening, refused to answer.
Mr. Harrison took a severe cold more
than a week ago, and placed himself un
der the care of a physician. The ailment
did not yield readily to treatment, and he
has been confined to his home since. In-
stead of Improving, he has grown worse
within the last three days, suffering from
a. pronounced case of the grip, and has
been compelled to take to his bed.
Friends who have called upon him within
the last two days have not been admit
ted to his room, and there is a fear
tha he is worse than the public is per
mitted to know.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., March S. At 2
o'clock this (Friday) morning a tele
phonic Inquiry to ex-President Harri
son's physician. Dr. Henry Jamieson,
elicited the information that, while the
ex-President is very ill with the grip,
his condition Is not considered at all
VICTORY FOR CONSERVATIVES
Sober Counsel Prevnlled in the Cu
HAVANA, March 7. The Cuban consti
tutional convention met In secret session
this afternoon for a formal discussion of
the Piatt amendment. The conservative
element scored a victory. It was de
cided to continue the sessions of the con
vention and to refer the amendment to
the special commltee on relations with
Instructions to bring in a report. Gen-
eral Sanguilly favored dissolving the con
vention and returning the amendment
without discussion. The other delegates
were unanimously In favor of continuing
the sessions and of sending some answer
to the Executive Department in Wash
ington. It is generally believed that the crisis.
If any existed, has passed, and by the
time the committee reports the present
excitement will have died out. Much de
pends upon the attitude of the radical
delegates. If an impassioned appeal to
the people is Issued, as is rumored will
be the case, this will cause demonstra
tions of protest against the United, States.
But nothing in the nature of an uprising
is any longer feared.
John Sheridan, formerly in charge of
the money order department of the Ha
vana Post-Office, who was arrested Jan
uary 20 charged with the theft of $1300
sent from the Postmaster at Guantan
amo, December 26, was sentenced today
to two years' imprisonment and to pay
a fine of $1300, the amount of his defalca
tion. EXPANSION OF LIBERTY.
Archbishop Irelnnd Says the Consti
tution Should Follow the Flag.
CHICAGO, March 7. Addressing a ban
quet of the local commandery of tho
Loyal Legion tonight, Archbishop Ireland
"The principles of American liberty have
been consecrated for the world at large.
They journey far and wide. No Monroe
Doctrine can hold them between the At
lantic and Pacific. Wherever the flag of
the country floats, there is freedom and
liberty. It is not for me to discuss the
legal question as to whether the Consti
tution does or does not follow the Hag.
This I do dare say that if the Constitu
tion does not follow the Hag according to
law, let us pray that the law be changed."
This sentiment brought volleys of cheers
and repeated salutes from the vetdran
Army officers who listened to lt-
Paris Gibson Elected United
States Senator at Helena.
AN EXCITING NIGHT SESSION
Clock Was Stopped at Midnight and
the Balloting; Continued Election
"Was Bronght About by With
drawal of H.L. Frank.
HELENA, Mont., March 8. At 3:30 this
(Friday) morning, although the Legisla
ture clock testified that it was not yet
midnight, Hon. Paris Gibson, of Great
Falls, was elected United States Senator
for the term expiring March 4, 1905.
For almost the entire term of the life
of the Legislature that body had been
voting daily for a Senator, but with no
result- Thursday at noon the joint as
sembly met as usual and took one ballot,
adjourning until 7 P. M. for further bal
loting. After taking a few votes with
out indication of result, the joint assem
bly took a recess until 11 o'clock, at which
time began the session ending with the
election of Mr. Gibson.
In all 22 ballots -were taken during the
day. At the conclusion of the 21st bal
lot, H. L. Frank, who was the leading
Fusion candidate, announced his with
drawal from the contest in favor of Mr.
Gibson, who had not up to this time had
more than a nominal following. Mr. Gib
son's high character and unblemished
reputation commended him to Fusion
members and there was a stampede to
him on the next ballot, ho receiving the
required number of votes, seven of which
were furnished by the wing of the Dem
ocratic party known as the Daly faction.
Mr. Gibson was born In New Hampshire,
July 1, 1S30, and was educated at Bowdoln
College, graduating in the class of 1S5L
He located at Minneapolis in 1S5S, build
ing the first flouring mill in that city.
Ho also operated the North Star woolen
mills of that city. Ho came to Montana
in 1S79, locating at Fort Benton in the
stock business. In 1SS2 he becamo inter
ested in the possibilities of the water
power that could be developed by tho
falls of the Missouri River at the site of
the present City of Great Falls, of which
he is called the father. He laid his plans
and hopes before James J. Hill. wh
joined him in the enterprise, and the re
sult was the growth of a city of 12,000 an
the prairie3 by the side of the vast water
power. Mr. Gibson was a member of the
State Constitutional Convention and of
the first Senate of the State Legislature.
Brynn Going Enit.
CHICAGO, March 7. W. J. Bryan passed
through Chicago today on his way to Buf
falo, N. Y. Between trains Mr. Bryan
received a number of calls from Demo
cratic politicians. He was not disposed
to discuss general political matters, but
departed from this rule to some extent
when asked regarding the probable out
come of the Senatorial fight In Nebraska.
"The trouble iseems to be," said he,
"that there are not enough Senatorial
positions to go around among the rail
roads. It Is possible that they may be
able to reach some compromise through a
basis of common representation, but the
situation seems to be rather complicated."
Asked regarding his opinion of President
McKinley's- inaugural address, he said:
"I hardly care to discuss the matter at
any length, and would reply as President
Lincoln is said to have remarked on a
certain occasion when asked his opinion
of a certain matter, It was undoubtedly
a most excellent meeting for those who
liked it.' "
Declined the Nomination.
CHICAGO, March 7. Adolph F. Garlz,
who was nominated for City Treasurer by
the Republican city convention, has re
fused to accept the nomination.
"In the City Treasurer's office the work
must be done largely by deputies," said
Mr. Garlz. "I don't do my work that
way. For that reason I wa3 not a can
didate for the place."
Dr. Theodore Bluthart was selected to
fill tho vacancy.
Threatened With Two Vacancies.
DOVER, Del., March 7. There was a
great crowd present when the Joint As
sembly met today to ballot for two Unit
ed States Senators, but the rumored break
to J. Edward Addicks did not take place.
There was no material cnange in today's
ballots from those of yesterday. Tho
Legislature will adjourn tomorrow, and
unless there Is an election at tomorrow's
session there will be two vacancies from
this state in the United States Senate.
Signed the "Ripper" Bill.
HARRISBURG. Pa., March 7. Governor
Stone today signed the Pittsburg "Ripper"
bill and appointed James Malr, the pres
ent Mayor of Scranton, recorder for that
city. The bill provides a new charter for
the Cities of Pittsburg, Allegheny City
and Scranton, abolishes the office of May
or and gives the Governir power to ap
point a Recorder.
Mrs. Nation Not Wanted There.
AUSTIN, Tex., March 7. The House of
the Texas Legislature today voted down,
by an overwhelming majority, the Re
publican order inviting Mrs. Nation to
Ex-Congreasnmn Spragne Insane.
BOSTON. March 7. The Post says:
"Charles E. Sprague, the multimillion
aire and ex-Congressman representing the
Eleventh Massachusetts District, is an in
mate of the McLean Insane Hospital at
Waverley. His term, in Congress expired
last Monday, and he was driven to tha
asylum at dusk Wednesday, accompanied
by his valet and, a hospital attendant."
Dnlly Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON. March 7. Today's
statement of the Treasury balances in
the general fund, exclusive of the $150,
000,000 gold reserve in the division of re
Available cash balance $147,14S,002
Permission Granted for a Fight.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 7. The Board
of Supervisors today granted the Twen
tieth Century Club permission to hold an
exhibition in April. There was severe
criticism of the match arranged by the
club between McGovern and Sullivan.