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War "Witk Yaqxsis
General Torres and Ills two years
conflict -with the Apaches of Mexico.
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Dos WitH Pedigrees
Twenty high-bred, canines owned in
Portland will be pictured aa4 de
scribed in Tha Sunday Oregonlan.
VOL. XLL NO. 12,585.
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& an instrument whose playing has the characterlsUcs of the work of the human
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M B.. WELLS, Norfhwt A$tnt fr ths AeoMtn Cm?tny
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and HO Foarih Street ' '
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Bootes Double........4I.) to J2.jtr day
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IN THE WEST.
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Successors to Dixon, Bargeson & Co,
SIXTH ST., PORTLAND, OR.
RADICALS ON TOP
Cubans Voted1 Against the
. . . RIatt Amendment.
TEST VOTE ON A RESOLUTION
Ceaserratlves AssertvThlB Will Tie
tke Hands oft Any Commission
f TfcatMiskt Be Sent t
c LONDON2,, April "ll. Oteat Britain has
ndtiyet -eteflnltely estimated the money in
rfeqs.lty he desires 'Chlpa to pay. Tho
governaet adheres to 'the belief that
little can 'be sained by insisting upon
cash payment from China, and though
the government regreta this will possi
bly be a cause for delay, it continues to
laetruct Sir JJrnest Satow to try to in
duce the powen? to agree to a demand
Tor greater trading privileges Instead of
.money. The government Is ot the opin
ion that thaopenlhg of those rich pro
-Tlncae' hitkerto closed to foreign com
merce -woufd result in much greater bene
fit to the nations concerned and to China
herself than the extraction of lump- sums
..Regarding Japan's attitude toward Bus
sla,opln!onin Downing street Inclines to'
the belief that Japan, In common with
'the other powers, la satisfied with what
1s termed as Hussla's backdown, but that
Japan will-continue to keep a sharp eye
on, Corea. and have no hesitation in
threatening hostilities should Russia
menace that country.
'Ministers at Pekla Tnink She Can
' - Raise. 300,000,000.
PEKIN, April 12. The committee of
Ministers which is Considering . China's
financial resources haa reported thecon-
xlasion, based on what information is thus
far obtainable, that $300,000,000 jn gold
can ? be -raised wlthoili injuring China's
resources. The examination by the com
mittee Into the -subject) b .thus far ln
comple'te, andIt'WilI probably subsequent
ly learn thdt other Chinese resources for
The discussion of pontics has this week
given 'place" to amusement, commencing
with the, German races ''.at the Hunting
4Park, Monday last. T?he remainder of
me weeK -wasaevoiea to iniernaiianai
races, a 'nassaultf at .arms and tent peg
glng at the Temple of Heaven. The Rus
sians particularly are celebrating the
Tha Ministers' openly ..express, thelr.de-slHttaaJTtrafe'jaiTfevw-PekM!
They at m ttoinkl'yz a.iatlau' for, the.
iiiAiii!rii."5?a"AXX -. - -tLA-.. .-
BWiccBrerawrwerfxjie nuamivumi mm
t,tare'jir iuerata wwpeni C4
i t3W$LX$ April IS. A'ccording'to -a" d-4
j?atoli TrOnr Piekin-dated "yesterday., to, the!
'Koinischetzeitung,,a,ropDfii;.Dana ot lour,
.tnezlcans and fQurpiinese'wefe recently
Odpture'd, by a, Geripan' outpost at Tung
Kia Fu, west of Tien Tsln.
.It is' asserted inGerman, military cir
cles that the withdrawal of superfluous
"German troops in China will be effected
Iesa new-complications occur.
In hlghoffixJal .cJrclefeJn Berlin the're
porta pqbllshed'-ln trie American press, to
the effect thdt the., Washington Govern
ment la lonboslnK Germany's claims -for
,ChInes,e indemnity are described as erro
neous. 'i l' "
"The Ahjerlqan, GoVeinmenJ; kpowe per-,
fectly welt" ,Bafd"an Important official:
today, ,'th.thp,tjalms'pied''by Germany'
and Greai Britain are much smaller than
those or (-some otner powers, it is also
understood tHat "Dr. Stcubfel effected an
agreement during his recqntj visit in Lon
don whereJby both governments will lump
the"claims of their cltliehs, carefully ex
amine them and then apportion the tdtal
amount among the t claimants." , '
Enprland Compllmenti a Viccror.
LONDON, April 13 "The Viceroy, of
Nankin hao received a letter from the
British Government," 'eays the Shanghai
correspondent of the Times, "congratu
lating him uponthe success of the Man
The Times,"- conimentlng editorially
upon Its Shanghai dispatch, says:
"It Is a "gratifying sign that the Brlt
loh Government ,1s alive to the actual
facte of the situation and knows to what
quarter It can effectively turn for sup
port in combatting Russia's designs."
Jfo Occasion for Appealing.
WASHINGTON, April 12. The Chinese
Minister has gone to Atlantic City .for a
few days' recreation, where he joins
Madame Wu, who has been there for
6ome time. ,Very little bearing on the
Chinese situation has come to the Chinese
legation of late, as there has been no re
cent occasion for appealing to the powers
on the various Issues involved.
Poor Business at Tien Tsin.
TIEN TSIN, April 12. Trade prospects
are extremely gloomy. Chinese Importers
and wholesale dealers are fearful, owing
to the disturbed state of the country and
the uncertainty as to the future. The
customs collections for the March quar
ter, fe'ere 37,000 taels, against 120,000 for the
ea'me , 'period in 1900.
"Withdrntval of French.
LONDON, April 12. A dispatch to the
Reuter Telegram Company from Pekln
says that. the French military authorities
conteinpfate removing 7000 men at an
early date, The Germans are preparing
to repatriate the Infantry brigade. The
indemnity claims are now understood' to
BUTTE IS MOVING.
Copper Mountain Has a Sliding:
BUTTE, Mont., April 12. A portion of
Butte, believed to embrace the larger
part qf the- big hill upon which some of
the Anaconda mines are located, has
made a very perceptible .movement "south
westward durlngthe past few days. At
the foot of,? the Anaconda hill ttf? slide
pushed the street ralwaj' track's slxjjnches
for a, distance of 30Q feet along the'uroad.
'Ae there arefjno 'large'1 buildings 'in that
tpart-'Qf the', city ,U no damage wap' dohe.
uepiogists ana scienunc 'men ciaim tnat
the entire range of mountains about Butte
Is constantly moving, and that the slid
ing process which has crushed and mixed
the copper veins apd ore bodies In the
(Butte district is still going on. About a
year ago & tsfiniitti: auuo uutuiieu m me
western part of the city, and right in
the heart of the residence portion. The
Courthouse, several'' churches and ether
buildings are seriously cracked the,; resi
dence of Senator Clark haying1 a fissure
iabout two inches wide through'? the entire
building. The etreet car1 tracks - wera
humped jip bythe sliding movement. The
statement is made that the collari shaft of
the Green Mountain mine hasmdved'in
10 yearsabout six feet. ? .
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STATE'S TESTIMONY IN. ) j
Defense in Ripley Case "Will -Move
for Instrnctions fee A'clfalttal." H
FRANKFORT, 'Ky April" 12. -The
prosecution will conclude its testimony? in
the Ripley case tomorrow. The defense
will move for peremptory instructions
for a verdict of acquittal 'Lawyers for
the , prosecution do not belleye this will
be sustained, in view, of the ruling of' the
court permitting the introduction vol evi
dence as to the conspiracy. They assert
that the evidence of ex-Go.vernor Brad
ley and Judge Yost connects RIpley hva
way to preclude peremptory "instructions.
Senator Newtont JEraaier, of Shelby
County, testified f".rsx todayv relatlvarto
jthe .big mountaineeriass meeting' Janu
ary 25, at which he heard threats against
all thB Democratic members of the Legis
Silas" Jonea, of Whlteloy County, who
came with the mountain menJahuary 23,
said he stayed jn the Gqyemars office
most ot the time while here.( He repeated
his statement, made in former trials, that
Governor Taylor told him he-hadias well
be at home, as he(the fitness) ha'd not'
brought his gun with hinr. r
, Adjutant-General Murray Identified some
letters found in his 'office after "General
Collier retired. One from Caleb powers,
addressed to General Collier; January 22,
asked for official orders calling out the
London and Barbourville 'troops, as the
officers of those companies had refused.
to go to Frankfort except -under regular
orders. The letffer closed witluthr expres-
slon: "We have undertaken ,a grave mat
ter, and must have these men. at Frank
fort." This evidence wentin over tl(e.,
oDjcciions or yie oetense ana wunput
cross-examination on that side.
George Lockard, of Knox County, testi
fied that he spent" Januaary, 1&9, in Frank
fort Caleb Powers had told him that h'e
wanted him here and had provided him
with three pistols.. Poyrer$ had,,toId him
to stay about the Statehouse entrance,
as he might bneeded.
Erasmus Dltto,cwho lives ln -.Ripley's
neighborhood, testified to 'living a con
versation with Ripley during the contest
over the Governorship. "Witness .asked
Ripley if he thought GoebeV would be "de
clared Governor. Ripley responded: ''If
he Is, he will never tajte nis seat.'
, "Wade "Watts', a colored porter, , told' of
hearing Representative Lllley say $hat
ecutlve hall. This would excite the Demo
crats, and the Republicans could then
shoot them as they rose, which they un
doubtedly would do, not knowing .w,hat
It was for. He saw Youisey as he ran out
of the basement of the executive buildlntr
,a't the tlma of the shooting? Yputgey did
not stop, but said inpasing:,"itB a1i
up now." or something like .that
John Rickets said Youfsey tqlijiim, the
only -way to win the, contest was toJ,but
-l-WIBVi WWUA.fr,. nSt T WMMJ1K J AW.5
few 'nilnufe'S Abefcf .the: asaWfrffrton
JtstilcallW. ii him .tyAtfytt
B;33&r ffcelkFKylpT'm tsj&jjftom
"f INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April JZ.-A .re
quisition on Governor Durhln,tlAr th'o Ex
tradition ot W. S. TaylorMsji6t'upe?cpject
ed at the State House A "man Jti an
official position said today that he be
lieved the rfeopenlng of the Goebel,case
and the rpcpnt statement aleed,t0 have
been made by Mr. Tayjor w,ere, for 'be
purpose of paving the waytcrtva requisi
tion from Governor Beckha,friv Otjier re
ports strengthens this belief.' , Gpvernor
Durbln has rofifqcd repeatedly toTexpress
himself as to' .whether he woufd honor
such a requisition for Taylor .riftd Flfiley,
or' either ot them. ' ,
NEWS PRINT PAPER W5RJJST
One Combine That "HnrtN6t Been a
WASHINGTON, April 12, The manufac
ture o the news prinfapaper of .he coun
try was the subject of Inquiry on he
part of the Industrial Commission 'today,
John Norrts, business manager of the
New York Times, bains' the witness. Mr
Norris devoted his attention especially
to the International Paper Company, , '
"I will assert." he said. that the In
ternational Paper Company has failed In'
uvcii ca.ijci;i.ui.iuiiiii. jjciu uui lo me news
papers and to the public. The cbst of
manufacture Is greater under consolida.
tlon than under Individual ownership of,
the paper mills. The economies which
were to be obtained under the consolI-.
dated management have not been realized. '
The export " trade has fallen off, or at
least has not Increased, though that was
to be the strong feature of the consoli
dated company's effort. The promised
policy of enlightened self-interest has
been abandoned and the net result to"
newspaper publishers has been an 'in
crease of over $4,800,000 per annum In the!
cost of news print paper." j
He placed the output of news print paper,
at 526.000.000 per year. Mr. Norris said,
the president of the consolidation Is nald '
$56,000 a year, and managers' salaries were
Increased from $7500 to $15,C00.k There has
also been a vast addition to the spruce
lands owned by the company, the area
sepured in tne United states bringing the
aggregate up to 1600 square miles, while
2000 square miles are controlled in Can
ada. ' There had likewise been an In
crease In freight charges. All told, he
placed the enhancement of the cbst price
of producing -paper at $3 -per-. ton. .. .He
knew of two newspapers which were pay
ing an Increase of $150,000 annually on the
paper used by them. Mr. Norris, gave the
daliy output of news print paper at 2055
tons, of which the International Company
furnished 1200 tons, while the"" mills of the
company have a capacity of 1576 tons per
day, and says that there was a constant
increase of producing capacity .outside
that company, notwithstanding the boast
of the International Company that it
owned all paper water powers and all
available spruce lands.- ..--.
Mr. Norris attributed the recent in
crease in the price of paper to 'four
causes, namely, to the Spanish War, the
South African War, the drought of 1S99 and
1900 .and the attempt of the International
Company to monopolize the spruce land.
To meet the last difficulty he suggested
that trade relations with Canada should
be promqted in order that the practi
cally Inexhaustible pulp supply of that
country might be drawn upon.
"We should," he said, "adopt the plan
whlclTTreSldent TtfcKlnley "h-ffs-adVocated,
pi", ferpitting those --taxes which, experience
has shown jtq be most burdensome to the
Industrie's', of the people." .j, ,
He 'assents that the International Com
pany had --opposed CanadlantrecIprocIty
and that the result had beenCanadlan
reprisals ' He advocated tlieremoval of
the tarlnTon woodjnj!n..a'j in'the interest
of all classes. Z-- -
Governor Jo?rh'Baiifc 0g Spain.
MADRH), April 12r-SenorPlllo-Gulon
has been appointed governor of4 the Bank
of Spain. '
England'Wants China Open
WOULD HELP ALL CONCERNED
HetterXaan" Demanding a Casa- Ia
Hdemnity for. Boxer OntrasesJap-
Satisfled With Rnaia.'s
.HAVANA, April Ir-The Cuban consti
tutional convention pfaced Itself upon rec
ord today agalnsfthe Piatt amendment by
a vote of 18 to 10 on a resblution that the
convention should declare itself opposed
3 if. .nVTB tf"tXKhALrriEjTvaHvAa-aeca'rt fhaK
r.YrhefctfnsryatiYes- assert thafi
this ocflfin- tft'embrrrfisslng.i inasmuch ais
(tf DracftlealJyHles &
nttsslcm "Ihar -nn&ip Pe senl b raShlng
to'nP 9fV, u'U t m "
CfchSjoiaqk P6n. ",
NEWiy9Ap73i'-A, spqcl 'to the
Heraltl frpmW&s&Ington sVs5vjiv;
"Congress ?ifRs defined,, tbe relations
wnicp snai cust noiwcen tne'suniiea
States andCuba. and, in raS't$udgmentj4t
will not7"agrjee 6 'any mqfU(laation," sajd
Senator SpQoner, nt(imbeE:pf the Senate;
committee on relations with" Cuba, af terxtj.
conferen'ce'kin' thei'nr"iDgpartmenf vwlth
Secretary Root. J,'JjhitecmsofferecUCnb-t
are more In the Inberefft of "the Island
than In that of the, United. Sfates',,.1 am
confident that the moss' of fthe" people, of 'j
the Island, appreciate- t-bfcunsemsn atxif
tudc of this Goornmerit,and.if they haa
an opportunity to declare their views they
would .unhesitatingly --apprdya: the rela
tions as defined by Congress." i ;
The attention of tho -Senator was called
to the suggestion that! General ..Wood1
should dissolve the convention and Issu'e j
a can ior anoincr, me peopie ai. me time
of the election of delegates to ote upon
the question of the acceptance pf the
"I have seen that report," he said. "I
know nothing about It. I believe, how
ever, that yic convention, after further
consideration of the miUcrJ,.wIll come .to
the conclusion that the wise course to
pursue is to incorporate In the constitu
tion the terms offered them." , .-
HAVANA,- April 12 Lieutejiant-Com
mander Young, Captain of the Fort of Ha
vana, sentenced Secundlno Torral de Gar
cia and Julfo Urrutia, editor and director
of 'EI Stevedore, to 0 and 30 days, re
spectively, In Altares prison for aT libelous
article In which1 it was said that Young
lfed when he sent to general Woodva copy
of the 'naoer purporting to contain the
agreement with the?'dtavedores, reached
In the recent strike, -At a lata hour this
afternoon both men w.ero rr?lpftd It Is
admlttd that , Young's court 'aa uVisdic
tioh In the matter of sentence, but he
considered his object had been attained In
rnaking :an example of thertwo agitators,
who, it Is alleged, were' at the bottom of
the recent 'jabof troubles, and tvho had
been even -more recently engaged in 'In
citing another strike. t , ,. .
ClviJ Government in Cuba.
' WASHINGTON, April 12. Another step
toward- the establishment of full civil
government in Cuba was taken today by
the appointment by General Wood, of Er
nest Fohts Y. Sterling as Deputy Auditor
of-the island. Senor Fonts, who has been
discharging similar duties for some time
past under Major Ladd, now becomes a
purely civil official.
JKeeley "Will Sell His Property.
HAVANA, April 12. The legal authori
ties have granted permission to Charles
F. W. Neeley, to sell the brickyards and
land In Havana standing, in his name.
"The money realized will be turned over to
the" court and kept in trust until" a de
cision is reached In connection with his
alleged embezzlement of postal funds.
- JUL WILL OF VENEZUELANS.
Trying; io Create a Ifalse Impression
4 M Ik South America.
&J-CTJK.XaprFi!2--A. dispatch to
the; Herald 4rom Port of Spain, Trinidad,
says: V " '
Efforts .are being made by the official
press of 'Venezuela to create apprehension
throughout Spanish-America that the
United ' States 'Is seeking to control the
Jew Wprld. A great outcry Ist being
"raised over the American policy in: Cuba.
&&,&"- v.lwlSKjSBWsw 5C Ja
fermsVoIWifck:lTsJl-Jses anff.thK Tay i United Btatcsiutthejr. alintJillmMUnffdTO
which is cited aa evidence of far-reaching
ambitions on, the part of the United
States. The most influential Caracas
newspaper Issued in, mourning its edition
announcing the capture of Agulnaldo.
The lnilplno leader was ranked among the
great heroes of history, and the Ameri
can policy in the Philippines bitterly as
sailed. News from Barcelona, "Venezuela,
is that the Venezuelan Government defi
nitely refuses to make reparation In the
case of the American Consul, Mr. Bias,
who was twice Imprisoned , and from whom
a large sum of money was extorted.
A CATHOLIC DECLARATION.
Attitude of the Church on the Sub
ject of. Education in America.
CHICAGO, April 12. A declaration of
the Catholic position on education In the
United States was adopted today at the
closing session of the National confer
ence of the Association of Catholic Col
leges. The resolutions comprising the dec
laration received the unanimous assent of
the representatives of 70 different col
leges, practically the entire collegiate sys
tem of the Catholic Church In America.
The declaration, follows:
"First That this Association of Catho
lic Colleges requests Its president. Right
Rev. Thomas J. Conaty, respectfully to
co'Utteiatt institution especially to
I thn ImnrtrfATi
thd Imporfance.' 61 the High School move
ment. . t
"Second That the-tendency of educa
tional . legislation forces u.7 to warn our
,GathoHc jpeoplo of the systematic and
well-denned effort fn'certalii quarters to
establish state control f education, there,
by threatening. and crippling all private
educational -effort', thus denrlvlmr'a large
3 cjass of the citizens of. the liberty of main
taining scnoois m jvncn -.ueir tcuBiuu
shajl Jae made an essentlaj element.
.vfjhlra Tliaf wc remfnd legislators of
hp htsjbf cJ-nsclehce.'guaranteed to us
by ouK.jmcrcan citizenship. aijd call their
njentlpt u$ the system of schools which
purpcople have maintained at great ex-
".Fonrth-That yte .protest against the
.unfair artdi)njust discriminations result-
ling f rom' njychVbf the educatronai legisla
tion, and m jjppeal to tne lairmmaea
noss and sense- of justice of the American
people to protect us from such illiber
al! ty. 1 .
"Fifth That this 'conference of Catholic
colleges convinces us that we are justi
fied in asserting that our college system
deserves the generous co-operation of all
interested in higher Catholic education,
and ve pledge 'aurjhslves-to use every ef
fort to perfect still more our collegiata
"Sixth That we call upon all Catholics
to recognlnq the Imperative need of a
more perfect organization of our educa
tional system, and we assure them that
with a fuller development of the Catholic
high school we-shall have a complete sys
tem, with Its headship In the university,
an,d thus we shall continue to maintain a
high collegiate standard."
Words of cheer from across the sea wero
received by the conference In the form of
a cablegram of congratulation from Pope
Leo XIII at Rome. The message read as
"The holy father thanks you for the
good wishes expressed by you In the name
of the conference of Catholic colleges, and
bestows most heartily the apostolic bene
diction. . CARDINAL RAMPOLLA."
These ' officers were chosen: President,
Dr. Conatyrtsecretary and treasurer. Rev.
John Conway, Gonzaga- College, Washing
ton. D. C. It was decided to hold the next
.conference fn Chicago the first Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday after July i,
Status of HnTvaii.
WASHINGTON. April 12. A motion filed
In the United States Supreme Court Is
calculated to raise the question of the
relation of the Hawaiian Islands to the
United States. The motion was made In
the case of the Wilder Steamship Com
pany, a Hawaiian corporation. The mo
tion is for Jeave to file a petition for a
writ of mandamus against the Circuit
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit,
sitting at San Francteco, commanding
that court to allow an appeal from a de
cree of the Supreme Court of Hawaii to
the Circuit Court ot Appeals. The de
cree from which it Is -sought to secure
relief Is for $55,000 on account of dam
ages Inflicted by one of" the company's
vessels In a collision with a sailing" ves
sel, but the case Is regarded of more
Importance because of the general ques
tion raised than on account of Its own
merits. The special point will be that of
jurisdiction or right of appeal from a Ha
waiian court to a court of the United
A British Success.
LONDON, April 12. A dispatch from'
General Kitchener, dated April 1, says
General Monroe's mounted Infantry, af
ter two hours hard fighting, has captured
SO prisoners, including Commandant Bres
lai at Lletllpdeyue, near Dewetsdorp.
Sent to Pretoria.
NYLSTROOM Transvaal Colony, Sun
day, April 7. All the Inhabitants of this
place 'have been sent to Pretoria. Nyl
stroom Is 80 miles north of ""Pretoria, on
MILES A CANDIDATE
For Democratic Nomination
for President in 1 9Q4t
MAY BE ABLE TO UH1TE PARTY
Washing-ton v Dispatch to" "Wana
maker's Philadelphia Paper Con
tains Announcement Intimated
John R. McLean Is Backer.
WASHINGTON, April 12. A Washing
ton dispatch In the Philadelphia North
American, a Wanamaker paper, asserts
that General Miles will be a candidate for
the Democratic nomination for President
In 1904. Quite a circumstantial story Is
constructed around this assertion.. It 1
said that the General and his friends feel
he can unite the Democratic party, espe
cially the conservative element of the
East, and that he will be not seriously
opposed by the fading silver element of
the South and West.
Miles has never subscribed to either tho
Chicago or Kansas City platforms, and
it has alwaya been understood that ho
was a Republican, Still, he Is one of
those Army officers without any particu
lar politics, and he could as well be tho
Democratic candidate as Dewey, an ex
Republican, desired to be last year. The
announcement caused much interest
among the officers of the War Depart
ment. There was a great deal of reticence
around Army headquarters today regard
ing the report, and General Miles did not
want to discuss It. There Is an intima
tion that John R. McLean, of Ohio, Is be
hind the movement.
To Launch Johnson's Boom.
INDIANAPOLIS. April 12. Single taxerg
have called a meeting for Thursday night
to launch Tom L. Johnson's Presidential
boom In Indiana.
CLEVELAND, ApTlTia. When the fore
going dispatch was telephoned to Mr.
Johnson at his home he replied: "I would
like to telegraph them not to; I am not
a. candidate for the Presidency."
NEW CANAL TREATY.
Negotiations Between. Bnftlantl and
the United States Are Under Way.
LONDON, April 12. Negotiations on tho
Hay-Pauncefote abrogation of the Clay
ton-Bulwer treaty are progressing, though,
they have not yet passed tb tentative
stage. A representative Of the Associated
Press has been informed that they are
being- conducted on a. quid pro quo basis.
and-Jthat no oiaej-Wstbd of abrojatfon
Jtrouw baoaitaafefW' thrf British), Gov-
Slates-and 'Great Britain ilFbearrlved
at' before Congress 'is reconvened.
The Quid Fro Quo.
NETf YORK, April 12. A Herald Wash
ington special says:
There Is a disposition in quarters not
Immediately connected with, the negotia
tions to believe that Great Britain Is
leading up to the submission of a propo
sition that in return for an abrogation ot
the Clayton-Bulwer treaty this Govern
ment will make concessions In Alaska.
There have been frequent rumors, of this
character, but It can-be stated emphat
ically that the president and Secretary
Hay will under no circumstances alienate
one foot of American territory, and such
a proposition, if submitted, will be Imme
W1H Sell the BIsr-Tree Grove.
DULTJTH, April 12. R, B. Whiteside,
who owns the famous big-tree grove In
California, In Calaveras County, Is on his
way to that state to close a deal for Its
sale. Callfornlans have offered tp pay
$125",O0O for the grover but It cost him near
ly that much,- and ha will ask a bigger
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
England wants China opened to the world's
trade. Page 1.
The Ministers say she can raise $300,000,000
cash Indemnity. Paga 1
Japan Is satisfied with Russia's backdown.
The Government will investigate that neutral
ity proceedings at New Orleans. Pago 0.
Loom's will be called to explain his tree talk
about Venezuela. Page 8.
Porto Bicana are gratlfled that Allen will re
tain Ms place. Page 0.
The Cuban convention put Itself on record
against the Piatt amendment. Page 1.
There are 200 cases of leprosy on Tenerlffa,
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York;
visited the ancient capital o Ceylon. Page ?lc
Apostle Cannon, ot tha Mormon church, 13
dead. Page 2. '
Aldace F. Walker, chairman, of the Santa Fa
board, died suddenly. Page 2.
Burglars at Pittsburg killed a grocer and a
detective. Page 3.
Several lives were lost In avalanches In Colo
rado. Page 5.
James Green, the Hood River assassin, was
convicted of murder In the first degree.
Wallowa County, Oregon, citizens ask Govern
ment to keep Indians out ot that section.
Page 1. ,
Oregon will receive 20 per cant more state in
surance taxes thia year than It did In lOOO.
Page 4. '
Agricultural Department official begins inves
tigation of Oregon plants which are poTEaon
ous to stock. Page 4. (
Bradstreet's and Dun's weekly trade reviews.
New York stock market transactions. Pago 11.
Portland market 'quotations. Page 11.
Domestic and foreign commercial quotations
Page 11, Y
Salmon ship Ardnamurchan Is safe. Page 10.
Barkentlne J- M. Griffith has a rough passage
from Peru. Page 10.
War tax demanded on vessels sailing for tha
Orient. Pago 10,
Portland and "Vicinity.
Striking saddlers' demarids refused by bosses.
Mystic Shriners' caravan well entertained for
several hours. Page 8.
Presbyterian ministers criticise B. Pay Mills'
last lecture. Page 10.
Provisional programme arranged far tha Pres
ident's reception. Pane 9,