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COURT OF CLAIMS.
Compromise Measure Presented to
Pan-American. Congress Committee.
MEXICTO CITY, Dec. L A compromise
measure for the court of claims has been
presented to the court of claims commit
tee of the Pan-American conference. The
project provides, like its predecessors, for
the appointment by each of the contract
ing states of three Jurists of recognized
authority In matters of International law
to serve as members of the court, and
from among their number, when a claim
arises, each contending party shall appoint
one, and the two parties together shall,
by common accord, appoint a third, who
is to preside over the court which will
adjudicate the claim.
The committee on commerce and reci
procity has discussed some suggestions
from Pablo Macedo, one of Mexico's dele
gates, looking to a conference of custom
house experts from the several countries
represented In the Pan-American Gon
gress, to form a general simplification of
the tariff systems, as far as the special
conditions of the nation's trade will permit.
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This Morning !
NEW TRAWSCONTINETAL LINE
Senator Clark and Thomas F. "Walsh
Have Joined Issues.
DENVER, Dec. LThe Denver Post to
"Senator William A. Clark, of Montana,
and Thomas F. Walsh, of Colorado, have.
It is rumored. Joined Issues in railroad
construction, and will build practically a
new transcontinental raHroad. The Chi
cago, Rock Island & Pacific Is said to be
in -with Senator Clark and Mr. Walsh. The
new transcontinental line would give Sen
ator Clark an outlet for his Los Angeles
& Salt Lake City road, which has been
left without one through the absorption
of the two Colorado mountain lines by
George Gould. The Rock Island would
get a new and short route to Conlfornla.
"Mr. Walsh some time ago incorporated
a railroad to be built from Ouray, via
Gunnison, to Pueblo. If his alliance'wlth
Senator Clark is perfected, he will build
on probably to Liberal, Kan., where he
will connect his road with the Rock
Island. It is said that Senator Clark and
Mr. Walsh will meet this week in Wash
ington and there complete the deal where
by they will become partners in railroad
THREE LIVES LOST
Extent of the Disaster on
San Francisco Bay.
TWENTY PERSONS INJURED
Captain McKenzie, of the Sunken
Ferry-Boat San Rafael, Tells the
Story ot the Collision Passen
gers Behaved Well.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec L So far as
can be determined tonight, only three
lives were lost in the collision on the
bay between the ferry-hoats San Rafael
and Sausallto. Those drowned were W.
G. Crandall, secretary of the Long Syrup
Works: George Tredway, a waiter on the
San Rafael, and the 3-year-old son of
Mrs. Waller, of Ross Valley. The body
of Crandall was washed ashore at Angel
In the panic that followed after the
boats collided, about 20 passengers were
more or less injured. A great many were
cut when crawling through, the cabin win
dows. Mrs. Waller, ot Ross Valley, was on
the San Rafael with her two little chil
dren, a boy and a girl. The girl, Ruth,
was safely carried, from the San Rafael
to the Sausallto by William Boyd, of the
North Pacific Coast Railroad Company,
when the two steamers were locked to
gether. Mrs. Waller had the little boy
In her arms and was xoliowwg uoya to
safety when the sinking steamer gave a
sudden lurch and the little fellow was
thrown from her arms. The mother cried
frantically for some one to rescue the boy,
but It could not be done, and he sank out
of the sight of his mother.
Tredway was pinioned by the splinter
ing timbers when the Sausallto struck,
and after some difficulty was extricated.
He was hurried to the upper deck of the
Injured vessel, and that was the last seen
of him, according to the survivors. If
there were more than three persons
drowned, it will not be known for several
days. No other persons are reported miss
ing. At least 200 people were on the San
Rafael. After the boat struck, the Sau
sallto was brought up alongside the sink
ing San RafaeL It was 15 minutes at least
before the latter vessel went down. This
gave ample time to transfer most of the
Captain McKenzie' Story.
Captain McKenzie, of the San Rafael,
said tho fog was as dense as he had ever
seen It on the bay, which he has been
navigating since 1845.
"Some time before the Sausallto got
near us," said Captain McKenzie, "1
stopped my boat and blew the danger
signal. The Sausallto answered with her
two whistles,- and I backed ray -boat.
I kept-hr backing all the- time, for I
wanted to take unusual precaution. While
we wcro backing I suddenly saw the
dim outlines Jot the Sausalito's lights
steaming head-on under 6low bell toward
my boat. She was scarcely a boat's length
away when I first saw her. The Sausallto
crashed Into the San Rafael Just a little
forward of amidships, where the restau
rant is situated. It was quite a crasn,
but at the time I did not think It was
serious enough to 6lnk her. The women
and children began to scream, and many
of the men folks became greatly excit
ed. I held my post and sent my mate
below to find out the extent of the dan
ger and quiet the passengers. My crew
took their proper positions, and as far
as they were concerned they kept their
heads aand worked according to their ac
"In the meantime I sang out to Captain
Tribble, of the Sausallto, to stay along
side and pass us a line, which he did. 1
then set about to do what L could to see
that everybody got aboard the Sausallto.
We lowered three lifeboats, and the Sau
sallto lowered two. Men, women and
children piled Into them, but we put most
of the passengers on the Sausallto by
handing them over the rail. We passed
the women and children over the rail and
through the windows, and most of tho
men hustled on the Sausallto without any
aid. Nearly all of the passengers had on
life-preservers, and after the first shock
they behaved themselves very well. They
were as cool and as nervy a lot of people
as I would want to rind anywhere.
"The steamer "was not settling very
rapidly during the time we were getting
the passengers aboard the Sausallto.
When her hold got full of water she
started to sink very rapidly, but at his
time all of the passengers were aboard
the Sausallto. If some of the passengers
did not jump overboard during the panic
immediately following the collision, and
my personal opinion is that there were
not any who were so foolish as to do
that, I should say that there- were not
any lives lost. I am quite certain that
nobody was lost overboard during the
transferring of the passengers. Those
that were in tho water were hauled aboard
with ropes, and everybody who went Into
the lifeboat that capsized had life-preservers
"As the steamer sank, she listed to tho
starboard, and In going down her for
ward mast nearly smashed one of the
life-boats that was lying alongside the
Sausallto. I was the last man to leave
the San Rafael, and when I left the sink
ing steamer there was not a living soul
aboard. I took a good look through the
cabin, and even went below and cut the
halter that held our fre.lght horse, Dick.
I tried to lead him out toward the deck,
and he balked. Thero was not much time
to lose, so I Just got him started so he
could have a chance to get overboard
when she sank, and possibly swim
ashore. I don't know whether Dick got
into the water or not, but when I left the
San Rafael there was not a single pas
senger aboard the sinking steamer."
There is a discrepancy In the statements
of Captain Tribble, of the Sausallto. and
of Captain McKenzie, of the San Rafael,
concerning the circumstances Immediate
ly preceding the collision. Captain Trib
ble says that the vessels bore on each
other's port bows when first sighting
each other, while Captain McKenzie says
It was the starboard bow.
Heroism of a Fireman.
Of the many heroic stories told In con
nection with the accident, a notable one
is that relating to Fireman Glelow, of
the Sausallto. As the San Rafael was
sinking it was remembered that her fires
were still burning, and her boilers still
hot. There was Immediate danger of a
terrible explosion, that would have rent
both vessels asunder. Without a mo
ment's hesitation Glelow volunteered to
dive Into the hull and shut off the steam.
Diving through the submerged boiler
room, he reached the valves and shut off
the steam, coming out half-suffocated.
The San Rafael was the fastest ferry
boat on the bay. She was built In New
York and shipped across the continent
in pieces, arriving on this Coast in 1S77.
James S. McCue, the well-known horse
man and old-time circus man, who lives
at Corte Madera, was probably about the
most seriously injured pf the survivors.
He was in the restaurant of the San
Rafael at the time of the collision, and
was thrown across the room with consid
erable violence. His right arm was
broken, his right ear almost torn from
hi3 head, and he sustained Internal in
juries. Portland Man In the Wreck.
G. Debritz, of Portland, Or., fireman in
tho engine-room of the United States reve
nue cutter Bear, for years a mate on
a Columbia River steamer, and afterwards
connected with the Assessor's office at
Portland, gave a clear and graphic ac
count of his experiences during the ac
cident. Debritz is a big, athletic young
man, and assisted materially in the work
of rescue. He eaid:
"When we were struck I got up and
ran across to the other side to help with
the lifeboat. One boat had been hurried
ly lowered already without any precau
tions, without using the plug or without
stopping up the drain hole in the bottom
with a wad of paper. As soon as she
reached the water she began filling. There
was no member of the crew there to di
rect or assist In the boat lowering. Dur
ing the whole excitement the crew acted
miserably, and seemed to be giving no
"I lowered the other after boat and 10
people got aboard. I ordered two of them
to get out, as the boat would not carry
so many. That load was apparently
cared for, so I ran upstairs, where the
women and children were making a great
commotion. Every one was excited, and
there was nobody to give directions what
to do. They were all there in the big
cabin, which was surrounded with many
small windows. I looked about for some
thing with which to smash the windows in
in and let the passengers scramble
through to the Sausallto, which by that
time had stopped alongside and was close
to tho San .Rafael. I had to take some
benches and with them I battered out
windows. If there had only been some
planks there we could have run them
across from the windows of our boat to
those of the Sausallto and let people
escape in that way. But there was no
help from the crew, and the passengers
were not supposed to know where the
possible gangways might be found. 1
saw a man try to jump across to the
Sausallto. He fell short and. back Into
the water. Just at that moment, as I
looked to see where he went, the two big
boats bounded together with the swell,
and the man must have been crushed to
"I Jumped out Into the water. It was
so mighty cold that when I locked up
and still saw part of the vessel safely
above water, I decided to clamber back
aboard and take my chances there. So I
managed to climb up on the forward
side away from the Sausallto. But when
I reached the top there was not a hu
man being in sight. Every living thing
seemed to be off the San Rafael, and she
was going down head first. When she
sank there was r.o suction. I took a run
ning jump from the top of the deck and
leaped out as far as I could Into the dark,
and plunged feet first Into the water, out
beyond the starboard side of the bow. I
swam around the bow toward the Sausa
llto. There between the two vessels were
about 40 people floundering in the water.
Some one let down one of those air-tight
rafts and I hauled myself on that and be
gan ilshingijfor other peoplei -A-mau was
close to me, ana when he got a hold or
the raft he said he needed help. He had
a cramp. His name was Ezekel. I let him
have hold of a rope from the Sausallto.
but he said he could not hang on. So
I pulled him on. and got him laid out
on the flat of the raft and I straddled
It and held the rope to keep her balance.
"There was terrible excitement among
the people In the water. One of the first
things that attracted my attention was
a woman holding herself on two life pre
servers, and there. In her arms, clasped to
her breast, was a baby. When we wore
hauled aboard the Sausallto most of .the
people went Into the cabin, but there was
no fire there. I went down to the flro
room and got my clothes- dry."
QUIET AT COLON.
Victors and Vanquished Are Again
on Good Terms.
COLON, Dec. 1. Yesterday and today
passed uneventfully at Colon and Panama.
Both Liberals and Conservatives are
gradually resuming their customary inter
course and fraternizing with each other.
There is no undue boasting on the part
ot the victors, nor ill-concealed hatred
on tho part of those who sympathise
with the vanquished. Consequently there
have been no disturbances or unseemly
Recent events however, are the only
topic of conversation. Many Liberals al
lege that all blame for the final turn of
ovents Is primarily due to Belisario Por
rass, who Is also said to be responsible
for the blow sustained by the Liberal
cause last year. Porrass, it is generally
known, caused a split a few months ago
In the Liberal headquarters at Chorrcra
over a question of precedence and seni
ority of rank between himself and Gen
eral Domingo Diaz as civil and military
chief of the Liberal army.. Porrass re
fused to recognize the authority of Gen
eral Diaz as civil and military chief of the
Liberal army. He subsequently effected
the withdrawal of many men with their
arms to certain mountain fastnesses,
where they are still supposed to be. The
vicinity of Chorrcra (where the Liberals
had their headquarters before the attack
on Colon) offers many facilities for In
surgent campaigns, as cattle and other
food requisite's are there plentiful.
A few dead bodies still remain along the
railroad line These bodies are being
The British cruiser Tribune sailed from
Colon this afternoon for Bocas del Torro,
CO miles west of Colon, where It is sur
mised the Liberal forces are rising, being
ignorant of the recapture of Colon. The
Colombian gunboat General PInzon will
also shortly sail for Bocas del Torro.
Owing to the loss last week ot the United
Fruit Company's steamer Sunrise, com
munication between Colon and Bocas del
Torro is discontinued.
Rash Talk Got Him Into Trouble.
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 1. A. H. Muel
ler, the man arrested Saturday evening
at Broad and Chestnut streets, charged
with having declared that President
Roosevelt should be served the same as
was McKlnley, was today held In $S00 ball
by the court for disturbing the peace. At
the hearing before Magistrate Kocher
sperger at the City Hall, Mueller had notn
lmr to say beyond declaring that he was
not responsible Saturday for using the
words hnputed to him. He stated that he
had been a machinist In Wilmington, Del.
Mueller was arrested on complaint of b
T. Tobln, who claimed to have heard him
use the threatening language. Tobln said
today that the remark made In the Hotel
La Fayette at the time the President was
looking at he ffcoball game in West Phil
adelphia. At Mueller's boarding place It
was stated he had always conducted him
self in a quiet and orderly manner. He
Is said to have been out of employment for
American Library at Rome.
ROME, "Dec. L The establishment at
Rome of an American library has been or
dered by royal decree. The library will
contain all publications relating to the
New World since its discovery.
WILL MEET TODAY
Opening of the Fifty-Seventh
Session of Congress.
PROGRAMMES OF TWO HOUSES
No Bnslncss of Importance "Will Be
Transacted Before the Christmas
Holidays Action on the Death
of the President.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 1. One of the first
measures of National interest which will
be Introduced In the Senate at the session
which will begin tomorrow will be a reso-
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MISS HELE.V HAY.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. Secretary of State and Mrs. Hay gave society
a pleasant surprise by announcing the engagement of their daughter. Miss
Helen Hay, to Payne Whitney, second son of William C. Whitney, who was
Secretary of the Navy under President Cleveland. Miss Hay is one of the
most popular girls in Washington society, and has gained considerable fame
In literary circles here by her verses. Behind the engagement Is a pretty ro
mance. Young Whitney was a ctudent at Yale a few months ago, when Miss
Hay's brother foil from a window and met a tragic death. Whitney and Hay
had been clo3c friends, and It was his devotion to her brother that first
touched MIfs Helen's heart.
The wedding wilt occur early In February, and will be a very quiet af
fair, as both the Whitney and Hay families are in mourning.
lutlon looking to public action concerning
the death of President McKinley. This
will be presented Tuesday by cither Sena
tor Foraker or Senator Hanna, probably
the former, and after Its introduction the
Senate will adjourn immediately as a
mark of respect to the memory of the
dead President. The annual message of
President Roosevelt will not be received
until Tuesday, and on this account the
session of Monday will be exceedingly
brief. It is not now expected that any
thing will be done on that day beyond the
announcement of the death of Senator
Kyle, following which the Senate, In ac
cordance with custom, will adjourn for
Tuesday the President's message will
be read, and after its reading the an
nouncement of the death of President Mc
Klnley will follow at once, whereupon,
under the precedent established when
Presidents Lincoln and Garfield died, reso
lutions providing for the appointment of
a committee to act with a similar com
mittee of the House of Representatives
to take appropriate action relative to the
matter and then calling for immediate
adjournment for the day will be adopted.
Heretofore committees have been appoint-
ed to arrange the details of public exer
cises, and It is understood that plan will
be pursued in this Instance, and that later
in the session some public man of dis
tinction will be Invited to deliver a eulogy
In the Caoltol.
Wednesday and Thursday will he devot- j General Grosvenor, of Ohio, probably
ed to the Introduction of new bills, and, will make the announcement to the House
as usual, there will be a flood of them, j of the death of the late President Mc
Among the first bills of Importance to be Kinley, and offer the resoIuUons upon
presented will be the ship subsidy bill, upon which the House will act. Tuesday
which will be introduced by Senator Frye, t that portion of the President's message
and the Nicaragua Canal bill, which Sen- referring to the death of Mr. McKlnley
ator Morgan will present. Senator Frye probably will be referred to a select corn-
has not entirely completed his bill, but mlttee to arrange a programme ot euio
he said today that It would be different in gies. It Is a remarkable coincidence that
many details from the old bill of last ses- Mr. McKlnley was the chairman of the
sion; that measure was framed by ex- committee which arranged the programme
Senator Edmunds. Senator Frye himself when President Garfield did. Blalhe pro
Is the author of the new bill. Senator nounced the eulogy upon that occasion.
Morgan's canal bill will be a duplicate of FJihu B. Washburn was chairman when
Representative Hepburn's bill on the canal Lincoln died, and George Bancroft, the
question. historian, was the orator. After Tuesday
Other early bills of Importance will be the House probably will adjourn three
one looking to the construction of a sub- cays at a time until Congress recesses for
marine cable from the Western coast to the Christmas holidays. Speaker Ilen
Hawall and another providing for the dcrson will occupy this time preparing his
establishment of a new executive depart- committee lists, which will be announced
menu- to be known as the Department ot as,,on as the House convenes after the
Commerce. Thursday the Senate will ad- holidays. Practically no business will be
journ until the following Monday. , transacted before the holidays.
The general opinion among Senators i3
that very little real work will be done be- i Florence XiKhlnjrnlc In Well.
for the Christmas holidays. The first 5 LONDON, Dec 1. The report cabled to
subject demanding attention Is reciprocity. the Unlted states that Florence Nightin
Various treaties are now pending in the , dMth was unfnnmipd vior-
J Senate looking to commercial agreements
between the United States and other coun
tries. Senator Aldrlch will renew his
effort to have these treaties, which have
already been reported from the committee
on foreign relations, referred to the' com
mittee on finance, on the ground that
they deal with tariff questions. The
friends of the treaties will oppose this de
mand, and the preliminary skirmish ex
pected to ensue probably will serve to de
velop some interesting features.
The early days of the session will bo
marked by the reorganization of the Sen
ate committees, so far as may be neces
sary, and a caucus of the Republican
members will be held tomorrow for the
purpose of considering this question and
appointing a committee to suggest names
for the vacancies. The most important
place to be filled Is that ot chairman of
the committee on foreign rclrftions. It Is
generally conceded that Senator Cullom.
who Is the senior Republican member of
that committee, will succeed to the chair
manship. The Borne Programme.
The programme for the opening day in
the House tomorrow, although It will
follow rigidly routine precedents, will be
interesting, and, to a certain extent, pic
turesque. Admission to the galleries will
be by card, of which two have been is
sued to each member, and they, no doubt,
will be crowded to their fullest capacity.
DAUGHTER TO WED
The desks of the popular members will
l be laden with ltowers. The cicrK ot mc
House will call the memlxsr. to order at cause, in auuui iu uiiys meeuugs win uu
noon, and after prayer by th chaplain, held all over tho district by the Six Com
the roll will be coiled by ;atps. The ' panics' representatives, with the object
Speaker wlil 1m fcrma.'v r-Jrctod and es- 'of having every Chinaman contribute 520
corted to the chilr by a committee. Gen
eral Henderson, wlioe re-election as
Speaker is assured, wi'.l then address the
House, after which Mr. Bingham, of
Pennsylvania, father of the House (a
titular honor bestowed upon the oldest
member In point of continuous service)
will administer the oath to him. The
Speaker in turn will administer the oath
to tli'4 members-elect. The old officers of
the House, who were rechesen by the
Republican caucus, will then be re-elected
and sworn in. Following this, resolutions
will be adopted to appoint committees to
inform the President and the Senate that
the House has elected General Henderson
Speaker and Mr. McDowell clerk. By
resolution Speaker Henderson then will
appoint a committee of three to Join a
similar committee from the Senate to In
rm the President that a quorum of the
two Houses has assembled, and that Con
gress Is ready to receive any communica-
tlon he may have to make Resolutions
to adopt temporarily the rules of the last
House, and to fix the daily hour of meet
ing will also precede the event of opening
day, the annual seat drawing. Tho Pres
ident's message will be withheld until
ence NieQtingale Is well.
MANY BILLS READY
Measures to Be Introduced
by Senator Mitchell
EARLY IN THE COKING SESSION
Provide for an Assay Office at Port
land. Eastern Oregon Judicial
Uiatrlct antl Relief for Set
tlers nnd Wair Veterans.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Nov. 30. Senatoi
Mitchell has prepared and will introduce
early in the session many important bills,
as follows: To establish an assay office
at Portland; to create a separate judicial
district In Eastern Oregon with headquar
ters at Baker City; for the repayment ot
fees, purchase money and commissions
paid by settlers on void entries of public
lands; for the relief of citizens of Oregon,
Washington and Idaho, who served with
United States troops against the Nen
Perce. Bannock and Shoshone Indians; to
regulate the taking of fees and filings In
certain land cases; to appropriate funds
for investigation and test of American
timber; granting pensions to certain offi
cers and men of the lifesaving service;
appropriating 510,000 for a launch for the
customs service at Astoria; to reimburse
California, Oregon and Nevada for money
expended In suppression of the rebellion;
to extend the provisions of the Black
Hawk Indian War veteran bill to
tho benefit of surviving veterans
of the Cayuse and other Indian
Wars of Oregon and Washington,;
for the reller of settlers in Sher
man County, Oregon, who settled on land
subsequently declared to belong to a wagon-road
company; a joint resolution pro
posing an amendment to the constitution,
providing for the election of United States
Senators by the votes of qualified elec
tors of the states.
OreRon Man Senate Messenger.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 1. John Mitchell,
who was appointed messenger In. tho
United States Senate last March to suc
ceed C G. Coad, when the latter was
made Postmaster at Dallas, at the In
stance of Senator Simon, will assume his
duties at the present session of Congress.
(John Mitchell was joint Senator from.
Wasco and Sherman Counties at the ses
sions of the Legislature In 1S97, 183S and
1S99. Previous to that time he edited The
NO LIVESTOCK COMMISSION.
Bureau of Animal Industry Fills All
CHICAGO, Dec. 1. Livestock men need
expect ro assistance from Secretary ot
Agriculture Wilson in their plan to have
Congress create a Federal livestock com
missioner to rank as Second Assistant
Secretary of Agriculture. Mr. Wilson,
who was said by some of the delegates
of the National Livestock Association to
be in favor of the proposition, arrived
here today, and announced his plan.
"We have a bureal of animal industry
now." said the Secretary, "and it Is en
tirely competent to look, after the live
stock interests of the country. There
are 1000 men under the direction of the
bureau, which is headed by Dr. Salmon,
who Is thoroughly versed In all matters
pertaining to the cattle-raising Industry.
I myself am a livestock man. and in sym
pathy with the aims and objects of the
livestock association. I can see no rea
son for the creation of any new office In
the department, and if any one has said
otherwise, a mistake has been made. I
do not see that tho livestock interests
can complain of the manner In which they
have been treated by the Federal Gov
ernment." "Will FlRht Chinese Exclusion Act.
PITTSBURG, Dec. 1. Chinamen of
Pittsburg and surrounding towns will
make every effort to prevent the enact
ment at the next session of Congress of
the Chinese exclusion act. Que Wong
Leo, of Sun Francisco, a- representative
of the Six Companies, who has been In
the city several days, presided at a meet
ing today which was attended by over
A(V rilioTTnn A. ftsr thf mpotln'r v lp.nd-
! ing Chinaman said his countrymen In this
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to the fund.
To Prevent Americanization.
BERLTN, Dec. 1. The marine corre
spondent of the Allgemelne Zeltung pro
poses to prevent the Americanization of
German lines of steamships by a 10-year
contract between the companies controll
ing the steamers in question and Count
von Bulow, tho Imperial Chancellor, which
will give the latter complete disposal of
all theso ships in time of war.
A Ridiculous Invention.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Dec. 1. Tho re
port of a mutiny of Turkish troops in El
Hedaz, Arabia, and the occupation by tho
rebels of the grand mosque at Jeddah,
published In the United States, Is officlally
dcclared to bo a ridiculous invention.
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS.
The filty-acvcnth session of Congress will open
today. Page 1.
Senator Mitchell will Introduce many Import
ant bills early in the session. Page 1.
The annual report of the Controller of tho
Currency Is ready for ConcresH. Page 2.
The financial situation Is excltlnjr much alarm.
An Englishman. Lopez' secretary, will be de
ported. Page 2.
The transport Wright may be saved. Page 2.
Prince Chins proposes a head tax on all Chi
nese. Page 2. t
The Bullerltes Indulged In a remarkable dem
onstration In London. Page 2.
There Is opposition In Spain to the gold pay
ments bill. Page 2.
Three lives were lost In the San Franolsco
ferryboat disaster. Page 1.
Salem Socialists organized a club. Page 6.
Two hold-ups were reported In Salem Saturday
night. Page 6.
Portland and Vicinity.
Chamber of Commerce la nearing 300 mark in
membership. Page 10.
Elks hold annual memorial service. Page 8.
I Chinese view re-nactrient of Geary law with
indifference. Page 10.
Novel features proposed for Lewis and Clark
Fair. Page 5.
St. Andrew's Society rallied at St. Mark's
Church, rage S.