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PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1901.
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Smallpox Epidemic Rn?ing
BUTTE, Mont, March 11. In an inter
view in the Inter-Mountain, this evening,
A. A. Campbell, of Pryor, who is in
charge of the Pryor Creek subagency, on
the Crow reservation, states that there
are COO cases of smallpox In the vicinity
of Pryor. and that strenuous efforts are
being'made to stamp the disease out. He
asserts that Billings has 40 cases of the
disease, and that with its own cases and
the Reservation cases, the detention hos
pital there has become so overcrowded
that hundreds of cases are being cared
for privately. The epidemic has reached
a point where the County Commissioners
have determined to erect a pesthouse
near Pryor. A singular fact in this con
nection is that up to date not a single
Indian has contracted the disease.
"On Pryor Creek and the Crow reserva
tion, about GOO persons are quarantined,"
said Mr. Campbell. "The first case broke
out in Timothy's Camp two months ago.
Then the disease extended to McShane's
camp, and soon afterward to O'Connor's.
As yet, every case has been of a mild
character. Everything possible is being
done to keep the men from leaving work
and scattering smallpox throughout the
state. The Indians were all taken up
Pryor Creek when the disease first broke
out, but now they will have to be moved,
as smallpox has made its appearance on
the upper part of the reservation."
Joints Cloned Because of Smallpox.
WEIR CITY, Kan.. March 1L All the
joints of this place have been closed by
order of the Mayor on account of the
smallpox epidemic. They must remain
closed until April 1. The schools were
closed early in December, and early last
weoi an order was Issued closing all the
churches, lodges and other public gather
ings indefinitely. The temperance people
say the joints must stay closed, even
after April 1.
Steel fc Wire Dividend.
NEW YORK, March 11. The directors
of the American Steel & Wire Company
have declared the regular quarterly dlvl
dent of 1 per cent on its preferred stock
and a quarterly dividend of V& per cent
on its common stock. The latter Is a re
duction of one-half per cent from the
New Star Fading.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 1L At the
Yale observatory, it Is reported that the
new star, recently discovered in the Con
stellation Perseus, has diminished in bril
liancy to the third magnitude. One ob
server thinks the star is slightly redder
in color than heretofore. .
Xo Lynching: at Carthage, Miss.
CANTON, Miss., March 1L No lynch
ing has occurred at Carthage, Miss., as
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Government Mennnres to Suppress
NEW YORK, March 1L A dispatch to
the Herald from Rio Janeiro, says:
"While it is officially denied that a
monarchist plot has been discovered, there
are many circumstances which show that
the government Is guarding against any
attempt to overthrow It. A most signifi
cant action Is the sending of the cruiser
Almlrante Borroso to Santos, ostensibly to
relieve the cruiser Tamayo. It is believed
that the authorities are not fully assured
of the sympathy of the officers of the
cruiser and have, therefore, sent them
away. A government decree Just pub
lished proclaims the extinction of the
plague. The quarantine has been raised."
A dispatch to the Herald from Monte
"Much excitement has been caused here
by the arrest of General Ricardo Estevan,
prominent in political and military af
fairs of the republic This arrest is the
result of agitation for a rebellion that
has been causing much concern to the
authorities. It is declared that evidence
has been obtained connecting General Es
tevan directly with this agitation. He
was arrested by order of the president,
and is still held in custody. It may be
that other arrests will be made."
A dispatch to the Herald from "Val
"As a result of the discussion in the
last session of Congress and the recent
political revolution, the Cabinet has re
signed. The retiring Cabinet has been
composed of members of the conservative
party. The new Cabinet will be composed
of Liberals only."
JOINT RAIDERS IN JAIL.
Smashed a Saloon in Kansas,
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 11. Mrs. T.
D. Smith. Mrs. James McNutt and her
10-year-old daughter, Nora, all armed with
hatchets, raided Frank Eaton's "Joint"
in the Armourdale district of Kansas City,
Kan., at 10 o'clock tonight. After enter
ing the saloon the women proceeded to
destroy all the mirrors, bottles and other
breakable property In sight. They are in
jail, having refused to give a $100 joint
Mrs. Nation Jury Disagreed.
WICHITA. Kan., March 11. The jury in
the Mrs. Nation case failed to agree, and
they have been discharged. It is said
they stood 7 to 5 for conviction.
TOPEKA, Kan., March 1L Mrs. Na
tion gave bond again and was released
from jail today. Her sureties are C. H.
Moore and J. B. Elroy. Moore is her
brother. Mrs. Nation said she will make
her home in Topeka in the future.
Royalty on Gold Reduced.
OTTAWA, March 1L The. Dominion
Government has decided to reduce the
royalty on gold from 10 to 5 per cent.
NGLAND SAYS "NO"
Declines to Accept the
Amended Canal Treaty.
BRITISH REPLY IS RECEIVED
ITo Counter-Proposal Made If Nego
tiations Are Resumed It Mnst
Be on Tills Side The Text
WASHINGTON, March 11. The long ex
pected answer from tho British Govern
ment to the State Department's communi
cation reciting the action of the Senate
upon the Hay-Pauncefote treay was re
turned at noon today. Lord Pauncefote,
the British Ambassador, had already ac
quainted Secretary Hay with the fact
that he had received a communication
from his government on the subject and
it had been in his possession for several
days. Secretary Hay had acquired a gen
eral knowledge of the character of the
British response. Lord Pauncefote came
to the State Department at noon by ap
pointment. He brought the answer with
him and read It to Secretary Hay. It
was in the form of instructions from
Lord Lansdowne, the British Minister of
Foreign Affairs, to Lord Pauncefote, and
he left a copy of these Instructions with
Secretary Hay. The Secretary and the
Ambassador were closeted for half an
hour. At the conclusion of the confer
ence, it was stated that the instructions
to Lord Pauncefote were to notify the
Government of the United States that the
British Government dla not see Its way
clear to accept the Senate amendments.
The amendments were treated in detail
at some length in argumentative fashion,
the purpose of the British Government
being to show that It had sound reason
for declining to accept them. After dis
posing of the details, the note concludes
with an expression of regret that such
a course was forced upon the British
Government. There was nothing In the
nature of a counter proposition, nor was
any opening left for further action by
the British Government. It was stated
that if there Is to be a further attempt
to amend the Clayton-Bulwer treaty, so
as to authorize the United States to con
struct a waterway across the isthmus,
then it is for the United States to make
the overtures. The British Government
simply drops the matter at this point.
No opportunity offered this afternoon
for a conference between the President
and Secretary Hay respecting the British
answer, therefor Jr cwpnot be stuted
what action, if any, will be taken by our
Government. It Is stated that there is
no hurry, even in the event that it shall
be decided to invite Great Britain to Join
in fresh negotiations as to an Isthmian
canal. Congress not being in session to
consider a treaty if one should be framed.
The belief seems to be warranted that
there will be no further negotiations on
the subject in the immediate future, un
less some event not now foreseen by the
officials causes a radical change in the
For the present the text of the British
answer will be withheld from publica
tion, this side of the water at any rate,
although It is said that after the Presi
dent has thoroughly considered the mat
ter some general statement may be made
as to the points developed. The British
answer is long, as such documents go, and
would make about two newspaper col
umns. The tone of the reply is distinctly
friendly throughout, particularly so in
the. concluding assurances of good will
and a desire to co-operate in the realiza
tion of the undertaking.
Although the text Is withheld, it is un
derstood that the answer takes up the
three amendments made by the Senate
and presents the difficulties in the way of
assenting to them. As to the amendment
which struck out all that clause of the
treaty inviting other maritine nations to
concur in the neutralizing of the canal,
the British view Is that while the United
States and Great Britain can bind them
selves by treaty to neutralize the canal,
they cannot make this action binding on
all other governments, unless these gov
As to the entire abrogation of the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty, as provided by one of
the Senate amendments, it appears to be
the British view that such a step is too
far-reaching to be taken until each side
of the case Is presented.
The so-called Davis amendment appears,
however, to be the chief obstacle in the
way of an agreement, and while tho Brit
ish answer makes no suggestion of any
further negotiation, it seems to be a fair
Inference from Its general tenor that if
a modification of this amendment could
be secured, there could probably be an ad
justment upon the other points of differ
A reading of the answer makes plain
that while it does not make counter
propositions or propose further action, yet
it does not preclude such action by lay
ing down a course which will be adhered
to without the slightest deviation. On the
contrary, the answer takes the form of
an argument tending to show that the
amendments proposed by the Senate do
not fairly consider the various British
interests Involved and that for that rea
son they cannot be accepted in the form
presented. There Is nothing peremptory
in the tone of the answer.
The Hay-Pauncefote negotiations have
been in progress for something over two
years and owing to the great Interests In
volved, they have constituted the leading
International question at Issue before the
State Department. The treaty was signed
prior to the opening of the 55th Congress
and was -submitted to the Senate in De
cember, 1S99. It at once encountered op
position in that body, but after some de
lay was finally ratified after several
amendments had been adopted. The chief
issue was made on what was known as
the Davis amendment. While in terms
this did not civo the United States a
right to fortify the canal, yet in general
language it expressed the right of this
country to adopt such measures in regard
to the canal as were deemed necessary for
the proper maintenance of American au
thority. After extended debate in ex
ecutive session two other amendments
were adopted and the treaty was rati
fied as amended. The other two amend
ments abrogated the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty and struck out the provision of
the treaty which invited other foreign
governments to express their approval
As the amendments created conditions
which the British Government had not
concurred in when the original treaty was
made, it was necessary to present the in
strument in its amended form to that
government for Its approval. It Is under
stood that one moving consideration In
the minds of the British statesmen who
considered the answer to be made, was
that their determination affected not only
Great Britain and her Interest in the
canal, bif all the maritime nations of
Europe and of the world at large, as the
complete neutralizing of the canal under
the terms of the treaty would have the
effect of conferring the same rights and
usage to Germany, France and other na
tions that were enjoyjd by Great Britain.
It was rather in the character of trustee
for the maritime nations that the amend
ed treaty was considered. Furthermore
an Important consideration was to the ef
fect of the new instrument, in completely
wiping out the Clayton-Bulwer treaty and
the rights which Great Britain claimed
under that document. Some of the British
statesmen held that there hhould be a quid
pro quo, If British claims and the Clayton
Bulwer treaty were surrendered. It was
also held that Great Britain had certain
T-AstPj ri?rhtc In Hpntral America which
had given place to the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty, so that if the treaty was to be
succeeded by something less substantial,
then the old vested rights of Great Britain
were abrogated without any adequate re
turn. At the same time, the understanding
here Is that the sentiment of British of
ficials was to avoid a breach or issue with
the United States, and, If possible, to
nrrnnn-p a common basis of agreement. Jn
some British quarters it was held that
too much friction already had been caused
by the canal Issue, and, that since the
United States was willing to Invest the
hundreds of millions of dollars required
for the canal's construction, and then ad
mit to It the commerce of Great Britain
and the world at large, it was but Just to
give the American Government a certain
degree of authority over the canal, par
ticularly when its politl6al necessities re
quired such authority. In this spirit and
with these conflicting considerations, the
matter has been pending before the Brit
ish Cabinet, and the result is the formal
answer communicated by Lord Pauncefote
The effect of the British answer cannot
be to restore the life of the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty, so far as it now appears.
That document had a distinct limitation
within which It could be ratified and no
doubt seemed to exist among officials that
the period expired when the Senate ad
journed. The answer Is chiefly important,
therefore, as making clear the attitude of
the British Government alongside the at
titude of the American Government. With
the two positions thus clearly defined, it
remains to be seen whether the United
States Government will carry on further
negotiations as may reconcile differences
and bring about a common ground of ac
tion. APPROVED BY LONDON PRESS.
Comment of the Times on Lans
LONDON, March 13 The morning papers
express approval of Lord Lansdowne's
reply to the amendments of the United
States Senate to the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty. All repudiate any feeling save
a friendly desire to arrive at an amicable
and equitable settlement.
No enuntrv without a sacrifice of self-
respect," says the tlnwj "could have
accepted the travesfif of bargain which
Secretary Hay and President McKinley
noirnri ne tn conclude. Influential men and
newspapers in the United States have ad
mitted the reasonableness of the British
attitude, and even In the Senate, weighty
voices have been raised against such
petulent rhetoric as Mr. Morgan's.
"We have reasons, therefore, to expect
Lord Lansdowne's dispatch to commend
Itself to the Justice and fair play of the
Americans. He has left the responsibility
for further action where it ought to He.
It Is for the Washington Government to
make new overtures. He shall consent to
reasonable modifications of the Hay
Pauncefote treaty when there is a fair
probability that the Senate will accept
our concessions In the spirit in which they
This extract from the Times fairly rep
resents the general opinion.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
England rejects the Hay-Paincefote treaty.
A Porto Rlcan committee protests to the Pres
ident against the Hollander law. Page 2.
President McKinley will start for the Pacific
Coast April 30. Page 2.
The French ex-Consul at Manila Is accused of
dealing with Insurgents. Page 3.
A Filipino band was aefeated near Santa.
Cruz. Page 3.
A secret society burled allre natives friendly
to Americans. Page 3.
Victims of the plague are dying In the streets
of Cape Town. Page 2.
Hicks-Beach gives notlve ot an increase in the
British civil list. Page 2.
Broderlck makes a statement In the House of
Commons on the ColvHIe affair. Page 2.
Minister Conger left Pekln for home. Page 2.
Ex-President Harrison's condition shows no
change. Page 2.
Eight persons were killed and many Injured
by an explosion in a. Chicago laundry.
Sixteen Uvea were lost by the storm in Ar
kansas. Page 3.
The Evans onti-polgarny bill passed the Utah
Legislature. Page 5.
Washington House Republicans failed to stand
by caucus agreement on Congressional ap
portionment, and bill which cannot pass is
result. Page 1.
The President of the Washington Senate
blocked bills to appropriate about $200,000
for state roads. Page 5.
The last of the Washington rate bills was
killed In the Senate. Page 3.
The Idaho Legislature will adjourn today If It
can break deadlock on the appropriation
bill. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Government crop report for March. Page 11.
Dull day In New York stock market. Pago 11.
Decline In sugar. Page 11.
Otto aildemelster towing north from San Diego.
Almond Branch clears for Shanghai with big
cargo. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
Commissioners Mack and Showers refuse to
organize new County Court. Page 1.
Mrs. L. W. Sltton elected School Director by a
vote of 1C48 to 1545. Page 12.
Architect Rolph H. Miller died of appendicitis.
Pan-American Commission cannot get satis
factory freight rates en exhibits. Page 8.
O. R- & N. Co. opens new offlce at Third and
Washington. Page 8
Reception and banquet to Hon. Dr. W. H.
Montague, of Canada. Page 12.
Oregon law which abolishes offlce of Fish Com
missioner, and creates a similar one. Involves
question of whether latter repeals former by
Implication. Page 4.
Oregon Supreme Court rules that litigation
over Portland street assessments must ter
minate in the Circuit Court. Page 4.
Relatives of Oregon School Directors cannot be
employed as teachers without unanimous
content of the board. Page 4.
REFUSED TO SERVE
Two County Commissioners
Ignore Judge Cake.
THERE HAY BE TWO COURTS
ShoTrers and Mack Are Served "With
Legal Notices, hat Fail to At
tend Constitutionality of New
Lair to Be Tested.
County Commissioners Showers and
Mack have refused to act with Judge
Cake as a new Board of County Commis
sioners under. the act passed by the re
This means that they intend to test
PARIS GIBSON, THE NEWLY ELECTED DEMOCRATIC! SENATOR FROM
the constitutionality of the law In the
courts. It also betokens that pending the
dcterminatlpn of the questldn the old
board, including- Commissioner Steele, will
continue to meet as a body for the trans
action of county business at its rooms in
the City Hall, and that Judge Cake will
have to convene Commissioners Court In
the County Court rooms, "all by his
lonely," or else await the decision of the
courts, as he may see fit. If Judge Cake
meets on his own hook as a court for the
transaction of county business, there
would then be two such concerns, and
the outcome would prove Interesting.
Judge Cake yesterday Issued an order
for a meeting at 2:30 o'clock, which was
served by the Sheriff on Commissioners
Mack and Showers, but when the hour
arrived neither gentleman put in appear
ance, and Clerk of the County Court
Holmes, who is supposed to be present
at Commissioners' meetings was not
there. Auditor Pope, who Is usually
around when the Commissioners meet,
also did not happen to drop In. The only
persons who did show up were a pair of
Judge Cake Makes a Statement.
Judge Cake sat alone on the bench and
waited patiently a short while, and then
left, going to his chambers. Speaking with
reference to the matter, he said: "This
Is something of great Importance to the
interests of the county, and I do not
feel that it should be complicated by ex
pressions of my own on the subject, or of
any other person. I called up the Com
missioners' offlce by telephone last Wed
nesday. Mr. Mack answered, and I told
him I wanted to avoid any difficulty in
the management of county affairs, and
asked him it he would come over with
Mr. Showers, so we could arrange things
preparatory to taking hold, so that there
would not be any Interruption when we
got started. Mr. Mack said he could not
tell about Mr. Showers, and I told him I
would hold the 'phone while he talked
with Showers. In about five minutes ho
asked me if it was a call. The three Com
missioners were there, and Dr. McKay.
I know that absolutely. I told him it
was not a call. He said Mr. Showers had
to go out to view roads that afternoon, so
I put it off until U. o'clock the next morn
ing, but they did not come. My purpose
was to avoid any difficulty. The business
of the county is too big to get Into any
lawsuits about, if it can be avoided; it Is
too important. I met Mr. Mack the next
day in the elevator of the Chamber of
Commerce building, and asked him why
he didn't come. He said: 'You know
where my store is and I said: 'Your
store is not the County Commissioners'
office.' I am going to force these men to
do business and the county business 13
going to be done right in this Courthouse."
The Legal Call.
The order of Judge Cake was in due
legal form .and was as follows:
In the County Court of MuKnomah County,
Stale of Oregon In the Matter of the Transac
tion ot County Business Whereas, by an act
of tho Legislative Assembly of the State of
Oregon, filed In the office of the Secretary of
State, March 1. 1901. entitled. "An act to re
peal an act entitled 'An act to provide for a
separate board for the transaction of county
business in the County of Multnomah.' passed
by tho Legislative Assembly of the State of
Oregon In 1803. and approved October 15. 1808;
and to provide for the appointment of two
Commissioners to sit with the County Judge of
Multnomah County for the transaction of coun
ty business," William. Showers and J. O.
Mack havo been appointed County Commission
er to sit with the County Judge of Multnomah
County for the transaction of county business,
and are required to meet with the County
Judge of said county for the transaction of
co'unty business upon the call of the said
Now, therefore, it Is ordered that Monday,
the 11th day of March, 1901. at the hour of
2:30 o'clock P. M., be and Is- hereby desig
nated as the time for said meeting, and the
said William Showers and J. G. Mack, and
each of them, are hereby called and directed
to qualify by taking the oath of offlce in the
manner required by law, and to be and ap
pear at the County Court room, in the City of
Portland, Multnomah County. Oregon, at said
time, then and there to sit with the said
I County Judge for the transaction of county
And It is further ordered that a certified
I copy hereof be forthwith served by the Sheriff
W. M. CAKE,
County Judge Multnomah County. State of
' Commissioner Maclc Tnlks.
Commissioner Mack when interviewed
by an Oregonlan reporter said: "I received
a call for a meeting this afternoon nt the
Courthouse, served by the Sheriff, but I
am not going there. I don't know if Com
missioner Showers Is or not. The only
reply he made to me when I spoke to
him about It was that he was one of the
Judges at the school election, and that
tied him up this afternoon. Independent
of any personal interest I may have. If
the law is unconstitutional the public
ought to know it. There Is sufficient in
volved to test the law and And out where
we are at. It would be a serious thing to
have an unconstitutional board. If I can
be legislated out of office, I want to know
it; the sooner the better. If this can be
done with any man elected to office. If he
can be legislated out before his term ex
pires, it will get to be that no business
man will run for office, and no one will
accept offices except ward strikers and
grafters who have nothing else to do."
Commissioner Showers was called upon
at the polling place where he was serv
ing as Judge. He answered when asked
about his non-attendance at the Commis
sioners' meeting: "I was too busy." Then
smiling knowingly, he inquired; "Was
anybody there? Did they organize? The
Clerk was not there, I suppose?" When
interrogated regarding what course he
would pursue in the event of another can
by the County Judge. Mr. Showers re
plied: "I don't know."
If the old Board of Commissioners con
tinues to meet and transact county busi
ness, including orders for the payment of
bills, the question naturally arises, will
the County Clerk recognize these orders
and issue warrants thereon? and if so,
will the warrants be honored?
Under the new law Commissioner
Steele, whose elective term expires in
July, 1902, is deposed now, and the term,
of Commissioner Mack is reduced two
years. Commissioner Showers is permit
ted to complete his full term of four
years. Instead of a salary of 5100 per
month each, the Commissioners receive
under the new law, per diem of $3. The
number of meetings will be from, one to
two per week, which will make a total
compensation of $12 to $24 a month apiece.
The Commissioners' bill was strongly op
posed by a lobby at the Legislature, and,
after its passage. Judge M. L. Pipes
waited upon Governor Geer and urged the
unconstitutionality of the measure, the
Commissioners also being In attendance.
John H. Hall and Judge Cake also had
an audience with the Governor to advocate
the contrarv position. The Governor did
not sign the bill, but filed It with the Sec
retary of State.
A Conctltutlonnl Question.
The section of the constitution referring
to the County Court and Commissioners
is as follows:
"The County Court shall have the juris
diction pertaining to Probate Courts and
Boards of County Commissioners, and
such other powers and duties. . . . But
the Legislative Assembly may provide for
the election of two Commissioners to sit
with the County Judge while transacting
county business in any of the counties,
or may provide a separate board for the
transaction of such business."
Among the contentions regarding the un
constitutionality of the new law is one
that tho Legislature, having exercised Its
right and created a separate Board of
Commissioners, cannot subsequently undo
its act. Another point is that the offlce
Is a constitutional one, and a Commission
er cannot therefore be deprived of a part
of the term for which he was elected by
the people, by the Legislature. There are
numerous other objections urged.
CONSOLIDATION IN SOUTH.
Combination of Three Great Indus
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March U. Ru
mors of the consolidation of three of the
largest Industrial corporations In the
South, with a combined capital of nearly
$100,000,000. arc current In this city. The
three companies are the Tennessee Coal.
Iron & Railroad Company, the Sloss Shef
field Steel & Iron Company and the Re
public Steel & Iron Company, which to
gether own 23 pig-Iron furnaces, one steel
mill and two rolling mills In Alabama and
Tennessee, and make the bulk of thelr
iron in these two states. The combined
capital and bonded debt of the three
companies Is $93,COO.O0O.
Marshall Won Snlta Mutch.
MONTE CARLO, March U. The Inter
national Salta tournament, which was be
gun la this city last Monday, was con
cluded today. Marshall, the Brooklyn
man, won the first prize of $600; Henlg
was second, $300, and Weiss third, $200.
Lentz, Meises. Marco and WInawer di
vided the remaining prizes, amounting,
In all, to $250. Marshall's score was 107
points; Henlgs, 102, and Wlnawer's, 97.
Italians Tore Down a Pest House.
ORANGE, N. J., March 11. The build
ing which had just been erected by the
health authorities for the accommoda
tion of smallpox patients was destroyed
by a mob of 400 Italians early today. A
heavy police guard around the building
was outnumbered and overpowered.
WENT BACK ON IT
Washington House Republi
cans Jump Caucus,
APPORTIONMENT BILL AMENDED
Measure Affects Congressional Dis
tricts and Cannot Pass Doth
Branches Due- to Combina
tion With Democrats. '
OLYMPIA, Wash.. March 11. That tho
Republican members ot the LIglslature
are seriously divided on the question of
Congressional apportionment was demon
strated this afternoon when the members
of the House went back on a caucus
agreement, and so amended the appor
tionment bill introduced by tho House
committee as to make its passage by
both branches Impossible. The original
bill created three districts as follows:
First District Whatcom. San Juan, Ska
git. Snohomish, Island, Kitsap, King, Che
lan and Okanogan.
Second District Clallam, Jefferson, Cne
halis. Mason, Thurston, Pierce, Lawis, Pa
cific, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark and
Third District Ferry, Stevens, Doug
lass, Lincoln, Spokane. Kittitas. Adams,
Franklin, Whitman. Yakima, Klickitat,
Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Aso
tin. When the Republicans of the Houso
agreed upon the bill in caucus there
was more or less dissatisfaction. Pierce
County wanted San Juan and Island
Counties thrown with the southwest
Wilson, of Kittitas, as well as other
Eastern Washington representatives wero
opposed to allowing Klickitat, Kittitas
and Yakima Counties, all Republican
strongholds, to remain in the Eastern
Washington district. As friends of Con
gressman Jones, they asserted that it
would be an injustice to give him a dis
trict which would probably be Republi
can not more than 200 votes. Neverthe
less, the caucus stood by the apportion
ment. Those who favored the bill In
its original form realized that the Re
publicans would not solidly support it,
and in fact feared that by a, combina
tion it would be defeated. To protect
themselves they entered into a deal with
the Democrats whereby an amendment
introduced by Davis, ot San Juan, at tho
instance of Pierce County, throwing San
Juan and Island Counties into the south
west district was voted ctown.
In return for the Democratic support to
defeat this amendment these Republi
cans voted with the Democrats for an
amendment, which carried, providing that
Chelan and Okanogan Count Ie3, which
under the provisions of the bill were la
the First District, were thrown into tho
Third District. This, of course, means the
strengthening of the Democrat forces in
the Third District.
During the consideration of the amend
ments. Wilson', of Kittitas, made a speech
in which he Implored the Republican
members not to keep Yakima, Klickitat
and Kittitas in Eastern Washington dis
trict, but to put them in ono of tho
Western Washington districts, tho south
west preferred. He charged that the cau
cus agreement had been broken, and that
therefore the Republicans of the House
were In a position to make such further
amendments as In their judgment was
An amendment along tho lines suggested
by Wilson was voted down. The vote on
the amendment to place Okanogan and
Chelan Counties in the Eastern Washing
ton district showed the combination
which had been effected between the
Democrats and a part of the Republi
cans. At the conclusion of. a debate a motion
was made by Ulmer to indefinitely post
pone. It lost by a vote of 33 to 46, King
County and the Democrats both voting
against it. A motion to suspend the
rules and put the bill on final passage
failed to secure' the three-fifths vote and
was declared lost. It will come up for
passage under regular order. It will In
all probability pass the House, but the
Senate Is very likely to kill lt-
The Senate today passed a memorial to
Congress of which Senator Welly, of
Lewis, is the author, protesting against
the acceptance of the united fatates of
the Alaskan boundary line, as established
by the modus vlvendi.
THE CASHIER ABSCONDED.
Nlles Bank-Wrecker Not Believed to
NILES, Mich., March 11. It is not be
lieved here tonight that Cashier Johnson,
of the First National Bank, Is insane or
in Chicago. President Delaney admits
he does not know where he is. The gen
eral belief Is gaining ground that he has
absconded. The City Council met tonight
to raise funds to pay municipal expenses,
as the city's money is tied up in tho
Run on a Kansas Bank.
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan., March 11.
The report of the failure of the First
National Bank, of Nlle,s, Mich., caused
much excitement here today, for C. A.
Johnson, the missing cashier of Nlles. Is
president of the Farmers' National Bank
of this place. The fact became known
Sunday morning, and when the bank
opened this morning there was quite a
run on the institution. Cashier A. H. Den
ton Hane provided over $100,CCO in cur
rency, and met the excited depositors
coolly. The deposits at the time of tho
bank's last statement were $292,103, wi:h,
over $107,000 cash on hand.
Joins the Baldwin Expedition.
CHICAGO. March 11. The Tribune says:
"Ernest De Koven Lefflngwell, Univer
sity of Chicago student and athlete, will
accompany the Baldwin-Zelgler expedition
to the Arctic region. He will be the
geodetlst of the party, and Is now la
Washington making final arrangements.
Lefflngwell is the son of the rector of
St. Mary's Academy. KnoxvIIle, Ills. Ho
graduated from Trinity College In 1S96 and
then entered the graduate school at tho
University of Chicago. He Is fond of out
door life and has roughed It many times
on long hunting expeditions in Canada,
Arizona and California. At the outbreak
of the Spanish War he joined the Illinois
Naval Reserve and was assigned to duty
on the Oregon. During the battle of San
tiago he was stationed In the forward tur
ret In charge of one ot the guns. Tho
expedition will leave Tromsoe, Norway,
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