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IN NINTH CIRCUIT
Decisions of Hawaiian Courts
Are Not Final.
RIGHT TO APPEAL GRANTED
Opinion Rendered by Chief Justice
Fuller 'in the "Wilder Steam
skip Case No Tax on Export
Bills of Lading.
WASHINGTON, April 15. The United
States Supreme Court, through Chief Jus
tice Fuller, today issued an order grant
ing leave to file a motion for a rule
against the Circuit Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit to permit the filing
of an appeal in that court from a deci
sion of the Supreme Court of Hawaii in
the Wilder Steamship Company case. The
rule was made returnable May 13. Pre
vious to this action, a- Tule was promul
gated attaching the Territory of Hawaii
to the Ninth Circuit with headquarters
at San Francisco.
The action of the court in assigning
Hawaii to the Ninth Circuit and at the
same time issuing a rule to the Circuit
Court of Appeals to show cause why it
should not take Jurisdiction of an admir
alty case originating In Hawaii, Involves
an interesting general question relating
to our new territorial acquisitions. The
application in this case was made by
Duane E. Fox, in behalf of the Wilder
Steamship Company, of Hawaii, against
Hind, Spreckels et al. Under the act of
1S9I, organizing the Circuit Court of Ap
peals, It was given jurisdiction,. In ap
peals from the Supreme Court of terri
tories and the Supreme Court was given
authority to assign the territories to
the several circuits. But the courts in
the Territory of Hawaii were organized
by the act of April 30, 1900, on a different
basis from other territories, and the same
distinction was made as In courts of a
state as to writs of error and appeals,
and the Supreme Court of the United
States made no order assigning the ter
ritory. The act also provided that cases
pending at the date of the organization
of the territory should be carried on to
lnal judgment and execution in the
corresponding courts of the territory. It
also established a district court, having
the jurisdiction of United States Circuit
and District Courts. The Supreme Court
of the territory rendered judgment for
155,000 against the. Wilder Steamship Com
pany, and, when the company attempted
to appeal, the Circuit Court of Appeals
on April 1, 1900, refused to entertain the
appeal, holding that the judgment of the
territorial court was final. ,
Tax on Bills of Ladings
An opinion 'was handed down in the
case of Falrbank vs. the United States.
The case involved theppstlUUlonallty ot
thewar reveh1ie law Imposing a tax upon
export bills of lading. The court decided
against the Government, holding that pro
vision of the law unconstitutional. The
opinion was handed down by Justice
Brewer and Justices Harlan, Gray, White
and McKenha dissented. The case came
to the Supreme Court from the District
Court of Minnesota. The decision of that
court sustained the validity of the law
imposing a tax of 10 cents on export bills
of lading, Falrbank being fined $25 for
his supposed offense. He is an agent of
the Northern Pacific Railroad Company,
and was convicted of violating the law
in March, 1900, the specific charge being
that of issuing bills of lading on wheat to
be exported to England without attach
ing the stamp to them as required by
law. The tax was resisted on the ground
that It violates the provision of the Con
stitution requiring that "no tax or duty
should be laid on articles exported to any
other state." The substance of the court's
decision was embraced in the concluding
paragraph, which Is as follows:
"We are of opinion that a stamp tax
on a foreign bill of lading Is in sub
stance and is equivalent to a tax on the
articles Included In that bill of lading,
and, therefore, a tax or duty on exports
and In conflict with the Constitutional pro
hibition." The judgment of the District Court was
reversed and the case remanded with In
structions to grant a new trial. In
the course of his opinion, Justice Brewer
took cognizance of the contention that If
the duty on foreign bills of lading Is not
sustained, It. will follow that tonnage
taxes and stamp duties on manifests must
"The validity of such taxes Is not be
fore us for determination," he said, "and
therefore we must decline to express any
opinion thereon, and yet it may not be
improper to say that 'even if the sug
gested result should follow, it furnishes
no reason for not recognizing that which
in our Judgment Is the true construction
of the Constitutional limitation."
Justice Harlan delivered the opinion of
the dissenting Justices, basing It upon
the ground that precedents justify the
tax on foreign bills. Justice Brown con
curred, only In the result reached by the
Motion in Porto Rlcan Case.
Charles A. Gardiner, for the New Eng
land Tobacco Growers' Association, asked
leave to file a motion In the De Lima
case, one of the Porto Rlcan -cases which
are now pending in the United States
Supreme Court. He stated that his brief
was in support of the Government con
tention of the right to levy a duty . In
connection with the commerce between
the United States and Porto Rico. He
stated at the same time that he had the
consent of the opposing counsel to pre
sent the document. Mr. Hoyt, repre
senting the Government, expressed fear
that If the brief should be filed It would
call for replies. Mr. Gardiner said he
could not understand why the govern
ment should object to the filing of the
brief, which might save the case for it.
The Chief Justice told Gardiner that he
could hand his brief to the clerk. The
brief makes the following statement as
to the new matter introduced:
"The New England Tobacco Growers
Association represents more than three In
dividuals and corporations engaged in the
cultivation, manufacture and sale of to
bacco In the New England States. This
industry is purely dependent upon the
maintenance, of existing tariff legislation.
A decision of this court averse to the
constitutionality of Import duties upon
our colonial products would subject the
Intervenor to disastrous competition "and
serious financial loss. So also it ould
injure numerous other domestic tobacco
interests which, equally with the Inter
venor, would be adversely affected by
free trade with Porto Rico and the Phil
ippines." The chief, point of the brief is that the
Insular question is wholly one to be dealt
with the political agencies of. the Gov
ernment and that the judicial branch has
no authority over it. The principles of
the brief are summarized as follows:
"First The United States Is a sovereign
nation. It possesses all the National pow
ers enumerated In the constitution and all
the unenumerated powers reserved to the
people. These aggregate all the powers
of the most potent sovereignty and the
National Government can exercise them
all unless expressly prohibited by the Con
stitution. "Second The sovereign power of the
Nation Is exercised through the legisla
tive, executive and judicial departments
of the national government. Political
questions "belong to the legislative and
executive department; judicial questions
of 'the National Government. Political
questions are not subject to the jurisdic
tion of this court.
"Third The acquisition of Porto Rico
and the Philippines, the mode and extent
thereof, the delimitation of the bound
aries of the United States, the disposition
and government of the islands and 'their
Inhabitants these and all similar ques
tions in the cases at bar are political and
not judicial and, therefore, not within the
Jurisdiction of this court.
"Fourth The Constitution does not ex
tend to Porto Rico and the Philippines;
nor becomes applicable to- the government
thereof, proprio vigore. Specific action by
the political department o the National
Government Is necessary to make ap
plicable to the government of the islands
either the Constitution, as a whole or any
of Its clauses.
"Fifth Porto Rico and the Philippines
are not integral parts of the United
States within the meaning of the uniform
tariff clause, Article 11, Section 8 of the
"Sixth Porto Rico and he Philippines,
not being integral parts of the United
States and the uniform clause tariff not
being applicable thereto, it follows that
special tariff laws, Including the Porto
RIcan act, may be enacted and are con
stitutional. "Seventh For these reasons, as well as
for those urged by the learned Attorney
General and the learned Solicitor-General,
the judgments and orders appealed from
should be affirmed.''
An application was made in behalf of
the American Sugar Refining Company
for leave to file a petition- for a writ
of mandamus or a writ of certiorari as to
the construction of the law concerning
the classification of sugars imported by
that company. The question involved is
the' validity o regulations of the Treas
ury Department regarding the testing of
imported sugar by the polariscope. The
regulations to whioh the sugar- company
takes exception In effect require the of
ficial making the polarlscoplc test to make
an arbitrary addition to the reading actu
ally indicated by the Instrument of .03 de
gree for each degree centigrade by which
the temperature at which the reading is
taken exceeds the temperature, usually
17.5 degrees centigrade, at which the polar
iscope is standardized. It is claimed that
the result upon the exportation of the
company has been to increase very
greatly the amount of duties annually
paid by it
Validity of Divorce Decrees.
The court decided a number of cases
lnvolv!ngthe validity in one state of di
vorce decrees granted In 'another. 'The
court held practically that In cases in
which the decree is granted " in ' states
whore the husband and wife have made
their legal residence, it Is 'valid In any
part of the Unite'd States, but that in oth
er, cases in which there is no egal resi
dence in the state in which the decree is
granted, It is invalid. The opinions were
handed down "by Justice Gray, and in
volved the cases of Atherton vs. Atherton,
Bell vs.vBau,L4Mid StrciiwW vBiStfciJ
In thfe Atherton case, the husband ob
tained a decree of divorce In the State. of.
t Kentucky, where they had resided as hus'n
Dana anu-wue, aner me wne naa leu
the husband and gone to the home of her
parents, in Clinton, N. Y. In his opinion,
Justice Gray called attention to and laid
stress upon the fact that Kentucky was
the place of their marital residence, and
he also brought out the fact that notices
of the husband's petition for divorce had
been forwarded to New York, and that
she made no response. The Kentucky
court thereupon had granted the decree.
The question Involved was, he said, whetn
er the decree was valid In New York,
the question having been raised by a coun
ter proceeding of the wife for divorco in
New York. He concluded that, owing to
the fact of her former residence In Ken
tucky and the fact that due notice hao.
been given her, Mrs. Atherton was as
much bound by the Kentucky decree as
If she had been present In the court when
It was granted. Hence, the decision or
the New York Supreme Court, In favor
of the wife, and against the validity of
the Kentucky decree, was reversed.
The other two cases also came from,
Nevr York. In the Bell case, the ques
tion of the validity of a decree granted
to the husband in Pennsylvania was ralsod
and in the Strelwolf case the same
question was raised concerning a decree
granted to the husband In North Dakota.
In both these cases the decrees were held
to be invalid, because neither the husband
nor the wife had domiciled In the state
In which the divorce was granted. In
those cases, the findings of the New Ydrk"
courts were affirmed. In the Atherton
case, Justice Peckham dissented on the
ground that the husband had been himself
responsible for the wife's change of resi
dence. Newspaper and Telegraph.
The case of the Western Union Tele
graph Company vs. the Call Publishing
Company, of Lincoln, Neb"., was decided
in favor of the newspaper, Justice Brewer
delivering the opinion. The Call Is a Lin
coln newspaper, and the suit was based
upon the allegation that the telegraph
company had discriminated against it In
the matter of tolls in favoc of the Lin
coln Journal. Today's opinion affirmed
the opinion of the Nebraska Supreme
Court. It was alleged on behalf of the
Call that, while that paper was taxed at
the rate of ?5 per 100 words, the Journal
was required to pay only $1 50 per 100
words. The telegraph company contend
ed that Us services to the Call company
were a matter of Interstate commerce,
subject to regulation only by Congress,
and not by state or by common law, and
that, as Congress had taken no action,
the telegraph company would not be re
strained. In handing down the opinion
of the court. Justice Brewer asked:
"Can it be right that the great multi
tude of interstate commercial transac
tions are freed from the burdens incurred
by the confmon law as so defined and are
subject to no rule except that to be found
in the statutes of Congress? We are clear
ly of the opinion that this cannot be so,
and that the principles of the common
law are operative u'pon all Interstate
commercial transactions, except so far
as they are modified by Congressional en
actment." Other Cases.
The Solicitor-General has not yet filed
his brief in the case of the application of
Captain O. M. Carter, to be admitted to
ball. His delay in the matter Is under
stood to be due to an- Investigation into
Carter's physical condition, rendered
necessary by the allegation made In be
half of Carter that his health Is Impaired.
The court affirmed the decision of the
Court of Private Land Claims in the case
involving the validity of La Estencla
land grant of New Mexico. The decision
below was. In favor of the United States
and against the claimants, Joel Parker
Whitney and others. Today's opinion up
held that judgment on the ground that
the validity of the grant had not been
shown. The grant contains 415,000 acres.
The court granted the motion . to ad
vance the hearing In the case of the Rio
Grande dam, and set it for the third Mon
day In the next term.
THE NEW CARDINALS
Martinelli and Eleven Others
AT A SECRET CONSISTORY
The Pope Deplored the Antagonism
Toward the Church Manifested
in Many Parts of Eu
ROME, April 15. At the consistory held
today. Archbishop Martinelli, the papal
delegate In the United States, was pre
conlzed a cardinal. Eleven other car
dinals wore created. The names of the
THE NEW AMERICAN CARDINAL.
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SEBASTIAN MARTNEM!, PA'PAL-DELEGATE.
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other new cardinals are as follows: Mgr.
Ft;ipeti, .Met Cabaglnls, Mgr. San MJn'
iafellf, Mgr'.-CetiuarTe," Mgr.' "Dellavoliet
the "-Archbishop of Benevento: -the
Archbishop of Ferrara, the -Archbishop
r e' ? Archbishop of Cracow,
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The consistory today was secret. A
public consistory will be held .April 18.,, .
The Pope, In his allocution, said sad
and dangerous events ?have come, to pass
and were -becoming more serious and
spreading from one part pf Europe to an
other. Several states, widely separated,
but united by an identical desire, had
entered into open war against religion.
The campaign was directed against the
religious congregations in'order to destroy
them gradually. Neither commoa law nor
equity nor the protests of the congrega
tions have prevailed to prevent their des
truction. The desire was also manifested
to prevent the youth from being edudated
by the congregations, of whom many
pupils had become illustrious.
The pontiff then spoke of the position
of the pope, which he said was most
shameful and disagreeable.
Alluding to the divorce bill drawn up
by a socialist deputy of the Italian Cham
ber, the Pope said:
"To the ancient insults leveled at the
church It Is desired to add another, pro
faning the sanctity of Christian mar
riage and destroying the basis of- dom
The pope deplared the seriousness oj-
the present times and foresaw a still
graver outlook In the future. He urged
society to have recourse to the light
of God, and concluded by announcing the
appointment of the new cardinals, as
already cabled, of whom Mgr. Dellavolie
and Mgr. San MlniatelU are reserved In
Russian bishops of Mohllow and Luzk
Cause of the Pope's Sadness.
PARIS, April 15. A dispatch from
'he pope at today's consistory expressed
eat affection at the simultaneous revival
In several parts of Europe of hostilities
against the church. He also spoke of the
sadness of the law against religious as
sociations In France, which had not de
served such a calamity. The pontiff also
dwelt on the inconsistency of a . coun
try wliich proclaims liberty for all, while
refusing even the existence of associa
tions the members of which made a pro
fession of practicing the precepts of the
gospel. He spoke of the recent tumult
uous demonstrations in Spain and Por
tugal which had aroused apprehension
that even worse events were In store for
Italy. The pope then - alluded to the
painful .position in which the papacy was
kept, and referred particularly to the
divorce bill, which will probably be sub
mitted to Parliament.
Archbishop of Canada. .
MONTREAL. April 15. At a meeting of
the Anglican Bishops here toddy. Bishop
Bond, of Montreal, was elected archbishop
and metropolitan of Canada.
A PROMOTER SURRENDERED
Backer of a Defnnct Banlc Submitted
NEW YORK, April 15. The Herald will
"Dr. Grant Lyman, the backer of the
defunct banking concern of Joshua Brown
& Co., which was fiscal agent for the
International Zinc. Company and the' Yu
kon Company, Ltd., has submitted him
self to arrest in the civil action pentSng
against him, and having given bail, is
now safely sheltered -In his home. His
attorney says that he is ready to "defy
his accusers. It was learned yesterday
(Monday) that Lyman, who left New York
sudenly late last month, had taken a trip
to Europe. He was summoned by a ca
ble message to return, and he got back
here last Thursday. Mr. Lyman and his
attorney went to the Sheriff's office and
asked what papers against the promoter
were being held here. They were told
that there was one civil order of arrest
in a $25,500 suit brought by Charles W.
F. Stewart, and the Lawyers' Security
Company promptly furnished a $1250 bond
for Lyman, and he was legally set at
HEAVY LOSSES OF STOCK.
Many Cattle and Sheep Perished In
the Blizzard on the Plains.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 15. It is re
ported that the Swan Land & Cattle Com
panyq, which ranges large herds of cat
tle In Eastern Wyoming and Western Ne
braska, has lost upward of 2500 head of
cattle during the severe storm of the
past 10 days. Some of the animals were
driven by the steers over high bluffs
and others were smothered In snow drifts.
Jack.Edwards, a large owner of sheep In
Wyoming and Oregon, lost 7000 head of
sheep near Kimball, Neb., out of a band
of 14,000. The animals were on the lamb
ing beds when the storm came up. The
storm Is still In progress, and many cat
tlemen will be ruined.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Utah, April 15.
Word is brought here from the shearing
corrals on the west desert that Peter
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Thompson, of Ephraim, had., sheared his
baryi of.J200-head ofsheep before the last
snowstorm, and the cold coming up
immediately after they were turned loose,
2200 head of them were lost. They sep
arated 4.as soon as turned loose, and the
above number were lost or perished.
Mall. Carrier Lost In the Storm.
- OMAHA, Neb., April 15. Specials to the
WorldHerald from Cheyenne, Wyo., and
other points West say that In the blizzard
now raging railroad traffic has not yet
been Impeded, but as the unow Is drifting,
blockades may yet occur.
W. D. Werner, a star route mall carrier
between Wheatland and Phillips, Wyo,
became lost in the storm on the plains a
week ago and wandered for three days
without food. When found he was snow
fillnd and almost famished. John Gillespie,
who carries mail from Cheyenne to Horso
Creek. Wyo., became lost last Thursday
and did not return to Cheyenne until Sun
day. He was obliged to abandon his mall
car and horse, and for two days and
nights wandered aimlessly about the
plains, until found by some sheep herd
ers. A disastrous train wreck occurred this
morning as a result of the storm about
15 miles west of Cheyenne on the Union
Pacific. An east-bound light engine and a
Pacific Coast fast freight struck head-on.
the freight being a double-header. All
three engines were demolished, but the
crews were uninjured, having Jumped in
timcto escape. Traffic was delayed seven
THE LARGEST CLASS.
Two Hundred Masons "Will Receive
the Scottish Rite Defirree Today.
WICHITA. Kas., April 15. The largest
class of candidates for the mysteries of
Masonry in the history of the Scotti&h
Rite in this country will be given de
grees here tomorrow, the special occasion
being a twentieth century jubilee. Con
gressman James D. Richardson, of Ten
nessee, will .preside, assisted by Henry
L. Palmer, of Milwaukee, Grand Com
mander' of the Supreme Grand Council
of the northern jurisdiction. A letter
will be read .from President Diaz, of the
Republic of Mexico. Distinguished men
are arriving from various states, the Col
orado delegation being led by Senator
Henry M. Teller. The class now con
sists of 200 members, and may be aug
mented by tomorrow. It is also expect
ed that a letter of regret will be read from
Row at a Salvation Army Hotel In
. Springfield, 111.
SPRINGFIELD. 111., April 15. A man
who had smallpox at the Salvation Army
Hotel, and who had left there several
days ago, appeared this afternoon, and
when the police captured him and took
him to the Salvation Army Hotel, where
are quarantined five smallpox patients an!
23 others, the inmates refused to admit
the patient, saying the hotel was no pest
house. When the Chief of Police, with a
force df officers, went to the building,
the Inmates threatened to burn It down
and make their escape. The police bat
tered down a door and placed the patient
In the building. Chief Castles then went
to the state arsenal and secured a num
ber of rifles, with which he armed six
patrolmen and stationed them around the
hall as guards.
The Sunday Performance Case.
NEW YORK. April 15. De Wolfe Hop
per, Dan Daly and William A. Brady,
who were arrested in the Academy of
Music last night on a charge of violating
the Sunday law. were arraigned today In
Police Court before Magistrate Zeller. The
magistrate reserved decision. The annual
benefit of the Actors Fund, of America,
took place last night at the Academy.
Mr. Brady, who is theatrical manager,
took part In the benefit and Hopper and
Daly took part in a burlesque on "Uncle
SCANDAL AT MANILA
Captain Read,Formeriy Depot
OTHER OFFICERS AREINVOLVED
Manager of a Firm of Government
Contractor Is. in Jail How
Uncle Sam's Money "Wna
MANILA, April 15. The trial ot Com
missary Sergeant John Meston, charged,
with complicity In the commissary frauds.
Is finished. No verdict is announced and
Meston'3 conviction is uncertain. Other
trials of those implicated will follow.
Captain J. C. Read, formerly depot com
missary at Manila, has been arrested. It
Is alleged that entries upon the books of
Evans & Company, government contrac
tors,. Indicate that the commissary officers
received the following sums: Major
George B. .Davis, upwards of $1000, Cap
tain J. C. Read, $1000; Captain Frank H.
Lawton, $750; B. L. Tremalne. Colonel
Woodruffs chief clerk, $700. It also ap
pears that Evans & Company furnished
the handsome residence of Colonel Wood
ruff. Harold M. Pitt, manager of Evans &
Company, who Is now under arrest, la
notoriously lavish in entertaining com
missary officers, while the depot com
missary, a frequenter pf the tenderloin
dlstriet, occasionally spent days at Pitt's
house In questionable society. Pltt'a
house is a bacchanalian rendezvous and
prominent officers frequently visited It.
drinking champagne and playing poker.
Women of doubtful reputation are known
to have often been there. It Is alleged
that Pitt had the Inside track In securing
government contracts and It is also as
serted that he was the prime mover In
the scheme to re-establish cockpits in Ma
nila, Mrs. Lara being subsidized In secur
ing a cockpit.
It Is asserted that the commissary de
partment made unauthorized purchases of
quantities of champagne. Pitt sold some.
In addition to what the transport
brought, the commissary imported 200
gallons In February and a like amount In
March. The commissary and the com
missary sergeant kept private carriages
and indulged in other extravagances.
Inspection of Philippine Craft.
WASHINGTON, April 15. The Inferior
condition of manv ot the craft sallfng in
Philippine waters has led to arrangements.
for an examination in any city ot ina
TTnUpri States hftvlncr oostal free delivery
of candidates for appointment as inspector
of boilers. In the office of the Captain ot
"tttePort of Manila. The examination will
bo held May 21 by the Civil Service com
mission, at the request of the Philippine
Civil Service Board. Back of the plans
for establishing this omco Ilea an ot
ficial desire to avoid any serious aceldonta,
for which the Philippine Government
might be held responsible.
Transport for Manila.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 15. Two trans
ports sailed for Manila today the Logan
and the Thyra. The Logan took a battal
ion of the Ninth Cavalry, a battalion ot
the Tenth Cavalry, Companies I and M,
First Infantry, and the First Battalion of
the Eleventh Infantry.
The Thyra was to have taken the horso
of the Ninth Cavalry, but it was found at
the last minute that glanders had broken
out among the horses ot the Ninth at the
Presidio, and the horses of the Sixth Cav
alry, which were brought back by th
disabled Arab, were substituted.
Memorial to Lawton.
INDIANAPOLIS. April 15. Daniel C.
French, a sculptor, will receive a com
mission from, the Lawton Monument As
sociation to construct a memorial to Gen
eral Lawton, who died in the Philippines.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
There are sensational developments in tho Army
scandal at Manila. Page 1.
The transports Logan and Thyra sailed from
San Francisco. Pago 1.
Two transports are overdue from Manila.
The Territory of Hawaii Is made a. part of the
Ninth Judicial Circuit. Page 1.
President Schurman says the Cubans shouU
have civil government. Page 2.
Dr. Klnyoun has been transferred from Sanj
Francisco to &t Paul. Page 3.
Archbishop Martinelli becomes a cardinal.
Kitchener will soon resume active campaign
ing. Page 2.
There is an unconfirmed rumor in London that
the Boers captured French. Page 2,
Morgan is not seeking- control ot the British
iron market Pago 2.
Minister Wu wants the Chinese negotiations
settled. Page 3.
The Metal "Workera" Association beginsr its
light against the steel combine. Page 3.
A banquet was tendered President Tucker, ot
Dartmouth College, at aan Franawoo.
Ripley took the stand in his own defense at
Frankfort. Page 5.
There Is grave doubt as to the constitutional
ity of Oregon's new direct primary law.
Man was murdered while walking up main
street of Gem, Idaho. Page 4.
Fishing season on Columbia- opened yesterday
with more gear in water than ever beforo,
on first day. Page 4.
Washington County, Oregon, will hold, a street
fair and festival at HUlsboro, May 18.
Chicago Board of Trade again has telegraph
service. Page 11.
New York stock market transactions. Pagetll.
Portland market quotations. Page 11.
Domestic and foreign commercial quotations.
Great scarcity of deep-water sailors. Page 8.
Flour cargo loading for Europe. Page 5.
Heavy northwester delays steamers. Page 5l
Portland and Vicinity.
City & Suburban Railway begins wsrk on Blv-
ervlew extension. Page 12.
Mrs. H. C Eckenberger dies suddenly of neu
ralgia of the heart. Page 12.
Postmaster Croasman asks the City Counall
for new street signs. Page 8.
Residents alone Mount Scott Railway will try
to get connection with "Wsuerly braneh ot
the City & Suburban. Page 8.
About $26,000 has been subscribed toward the
$45,000 needed for the Y. M. C A. Page 12.