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NEW YORK, Dec. 3. A drop of 10 de
grees in temperature early this evening
turned the downpour of rain that had
fallen all day Into a driving sleet that
quickly coated the pavements of this city
with ice. Then snow began to fall and
made the slippery conditions worse than
ever, and New Yorkers had their first
experience of "Winter's discomforts. All
the surface and elevated cars were im
peded, and some stopped altogether. At
midnight the snow was half an inch deep
and still falling.
In Xctv England.
BOSTON, Dec. 3. The heaviest snow
storm for so early in the Winter for years
Is covering New England tonight. It
came out of the Northeast, with the wind
fully 40 miles an hour. The Weather Bu
reau's warning today tied up most of the
coasting craft and fortunately so, for
Cape Cod life-saving patrols report a ter
rible night there.
Snow Storm In ICnnsas.
HUTCHINSON, Kan., Dec 3. A driv
ing snovi storm began here this morning,
bringing moisture that is needed by the
wheat fields. The storm is general from
here west to the mountains and extends
south to the Indian Territory.
NEW YORK, Dec. 3. A dispatch from
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The Chilean Government withholds Its
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Croker Talks About His Retirement
NEW YORK, Dec. 3. In an interview
with Richard Croker, the Evening Post
today quotes the Tammany leader as say
ing: "Xou won't see much more leading on
my part in the future. I am getting old
and worn out, and 1 cannot be a llela
horse for everybody any longer. I admit
that the leader of Tammany Hall should
stay in New York all the year round, and
I cannot stay here for more than a part
of the year. It 1 tried to stay here all
of tho time I could do no work at all. All
this talk about me being state leader and
trying to dictate in National politics Is
nonsense. I m in no condition to do any
kind of leading, but, of course, I will al
ways take deep interest in Tammany the
best I can."
When asked if he was training anybody
to succeed him as leader, he replied:
"Oh, I have not come to that yet, and
I have not planned my future, except that
I will go to England In January or Feb
ruary. The Tammany executive commit
tee will meet next Monday and you may
hear more of the matter then."
The Switchmen's Strike.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Dec 3. There was a.
continued improvement In the switchmen's
strike situation today. The Brotherhood
of Railway Trainmen have secured sev
eral experienced men to take tho places
of strikers, and the result Is that traffic
is being moved in much quicker time than
any day since the strike was Inaugurat
ed. Several switchmen on the Baltimore
& Ohio In McKeesport came out, but
trains are moving along just as usual.
The mills in McKeesport are badly crip
pled on account of scarcity of men at
work in the yards
TO AID UPPER RIVER
Strong Resolutions by Cham
ber of Commerce,
REASONS FOR OPEN CHANNEL
Present Chnrges on Products Too
High Free River Would Give
Relief Might Be Accom
plished in Four Years. .
After a session with the Grainhandlers
Union and the grain exporters yesterday
afternoon, the trustees of the Chamber of
Commerce took up consideration of the
project of opening the Upper Columbia
River to continuous navgation. A preamble
and resolutions were adopted, reciting the
conditions of navigation on the river, the
transportation rites in the Columbia Val
ley In comparison with rates in the Mis
sissippi Valley for similar services, the
large volume of commerce affected here
and the urgency for Immediate improve
ment. These make a very succinct statc
"ment of the case, being for public and
official Information as well as to define
the attitude of Portland on the question
of Upper Columbia Improvement, and
they read as follows:
"Whereas, The industrial Interests of
the entire Pacific Northwest demands
that the Columbia and Snake Rivers be
made navigable from the Pacific Ocean
to the farthest point Inland to" which
boats may ascend. The present objective
points are the foot of Priest Rapids, on
the Columbia, 401 miles from the mouth
of that river, and Lewlston, Idaho, 140
miles Inland on the Snake River from
its mouth, but it is desired that other
stetches of these rivers, and their tribu
taries, be opened to navigation as rap
Idly as the development of the surround
ing country justifies the Government In
proceeding with improvement. We sin
cerely trust that American engineering
skill will devise some means for over
coming the obstructions In the Columbia
in the greater part of its course through
the State of Washington down to Priest
Rapids, and we hope that the day is not
far distant when, by canals and locks,
portage railways, and other forms of im
provement, all of the 713 miles of river
between Marcus and the Pacific Ocean
will be opened to navigation. At the
present time, 25S miles of this total dis
tance are navigable; 311 miles are navi
gable under favorable conditions; 103
miles are navigable at great risk, and
35 miles 13 miles between The Dalles
and Celllo, 11 miles at Priest Rapids,
and 11 miles between Rickey's Landing
and Marcus are obstructed. Between
Marcus, Washington, and Arrowhead
Landing, B. C, the Columbia is navigable
for 1S7 miles.
Traffic to Be Affected.
"Whereas, The principal obstruction to
navigation from the Pacific Ocean to
the greater part of what Is known, be
cause of lis vast area and wonderful
productiveness, as the Inland Empire, and
the one that must be overcome to serve
the present Interests of the tributary
country and promote Its further develop
ment, is between The Dalles and Celllo.
a distance of 13 miles. The overcoming
of this obstruction and the making of
additional Improvement, which is Justi
fied by the area to be served, and Its
Industries, would open a natural trade
route for all of Northern Oregon, all of
Southern Washington, and the greater
part of Eastern Washington, and nearly
all of Western Idaho, particularly the
Lewlston country. The Lcwiston coun
try alone embraces 15.0C0.000 acres and
has practically free water navigation
from Its heart to the ocean, except, for
the obstruction between The Dalles "and
Celllo. Its resources are so vast that two
of the greatest railroad combinations In
the world the HIH-Morgan and Harrlman
systems are contending for the mastery
of It. It has a present population of 75,
000, and can easily support 10,000,000 peo
ple. Its grain belt comprises 2,200.000
acres, and Its crops In 1901, Including
flax, aggregate 10,000.000 bushels, against
about 7,000,000 bushels In 1900. and less
than 1.000,000 bushels in 1893. With not
to exceed one-fourth of Its tillable land
under cultivation, it loaded In 1900 over
GOOO freight cars on the Clearwater branch
of the Northern Pacific. It has 4.000.COO.
000 feet of white pine timber of the finest
menchantable quality, and almost unlim
ited mineral resources. The freight
charges which the Lewlston country an
nually pays to its 200 miles of railroad
and steamboat lines may fairly be esti
mated at $1,000,000. and the amount is
Increasing from 10 to 30 per cent a year
in the various commodities.
Chnnge of Plan Recommended.
"Whereas, The Government of the
United States has In recent yenrs had a
number of plans for the overcoming of
The Dalles-Celilo obstruction under con
sideration. In 1S92, a project calling for
a boat railway to cost 53.000,000 was adopt
ed, and an appropriation of $250,000 wan
made for the purpose. In 1900 Captain
W. W. Harts. Corps of United States
Engineers, then stationed at Portland,
recommended the abandonment of the
boat railway project on the ground that
the boat railway Is 'yet new, untried and
wholly experimental,' and the substitution
therefor of a system of canals and Ioc7.
which, he reported, is 'old, well tried
and gives assurance of being safe, sure
and efficient.' In submitting this report
to the Chief of Engineers ot the United
States Army. Captain Harts said:
Present freight rates on wheat from Lcwiston
and the Palouse districts to Portland, Tacoma
or Seattle are reported to be 21 cents per
cental, or 12i cents per bushel, the distance
being, roughly. 350 miles. The rates to Port
land from Walla Walla and Pendleton, rough
ly, about 200 miles, are 10s cents per bushel
and 17H cents per cental: from Tho Dalles to
Portland, SS miles, between which two points
there Is water as well an rail transportation,
they are 44 cents per bushel, and V& cents per
cental. These rates amount to about S cents
per bushel per 100 miles, except from Lewlston,
where the rate Is about 4 cents per bushel.
On the Mississippi River, the rate on wheat
In sacks from St. Louis In 1SD9 was 10 cents
per 100 pounds for the entire distance (about
"CO miles), or a little less than 1 cent a bushel
per 100 miles. The average rail rate for the
same distance over the Illinois Central Rail
road was .605 cent per ton per mile, or 3.475
cents per 100 pounds per 100 miles, more than
double the water rate.
"Whereas. The estimated cost of the
Improvement recommended by Captain
Harts is $3,959,371, and we have been as
sured by competent authority that if the
work is undertaken without delay and
carried forward with expedition. It can
be completed in four years, and steamers
will be able to make the passage from
Lewlston to Portland without breaking
cargo, in 1903.
Xew Plan Approved.
"Resolved, By the trustees of the Port
land Chamber of Commerce, that we ap
prove the plan of improvement recom
mended by Captain W. W. Harts, and
we demand that Congress at once au
thorize work to be begun upon It. In
our Judgment the more satisfactory plan,
and in the end the more economical one,
would be the adoption of the contract
system, and the appropriation of the full
amount for The Dalles-Celilo improve
ment. In no other way can assurance be
given of the completion of the project
within reasonable time. As a ttemporary
relief. Congress should provide for the
building of a portage railway between
The Dalles and Celllo, and make an ap
propriation for the remov.il of the minor
obstructions In the Columbia River be
tween Celllo and the foot of Priest Rap
ids, and in the Snake River between Its
mouth and Lewlston. We hold river im
provement to be the paramount question
In the Pacific Northwest at this time,
and to It we pledge the support, without
reservation or qualification, of the Oregon
Congressional delegation and the commer
cial Interests of the City of Portland.
Nothing so directly concerns the producer,
the manufacturer, the merchant and the
shipper of this whole region, and nothing
Is so essential to their Interests as an all
water route from tho food-producing
fields of the Interior country to the tide
water ports, and deep channels from the
tidewater ports to the ocean. Without
both, the producer of our Inland Empire
cannot hope to be a successful competitor
In the world's markets. Who .more than
the producer Is Interested in the selection
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The pservation of our forests is an imperative business necessity.
The peoples of the Americas can prosper best if left to work out their own salvation in their own way.
Combination and concentration should be, not prohibited, but supervised and within reasonable limits con
trolled. We desire the peace which comes as of right to the Just man armed; not the peace granted on terms of
ignominy to the craven and the weakling.
The forest reserves should be set apart forever for the use and benefit of our people as a whole, and not
sacrificed to the short-sighted greed of a few. v
The effort should be steadily to make the Indian work like any other man on his own ground. The mar
riage laws of the Indians should be made the same as those of the whites.
The American people must either build and maintain an adequate Navy or else make up their minds defi
nitely .to accept a secondary position in InternaHhma jiffairs, notmeeynjitlcal1bMncommerchi,J. .matters.
.No single great material work which, remains. to Se undertaken on this continent is of such consequence
to the American .people a the building of a canal across the Isthmus connecting North and South America.
The individual American enlisted man is probably on the whole a more formidable fighting man than the
regular of any other Army. Every consideration should be shown him, and In return the highest standard of
usefulness should be exacted from him.
Our railways are the arteries through which the commercial llfeblood of this Nation flows. Nothing could
be more foolish than the enactment of legislation which would unnecessarily interfere with the development and
operation of these commercial agencies.
American "wageworkers work with their heads as well as their hands. Moreover, they take a keen pride in
what they are doing; so that, Independent of the reward, they wish to turn out a perfect job. This is the great
secret of our success in competition with the labor of foreign countries.
We do not desire for the islanders merely what has elsewhere been done for tropic peoples by even the best
foreign governments. We hope to do for them what has never before been done for any people of the tropics
to make them fit for self-government after the fashion of the really free nations.
of the natural trade route the opening of
the Columbia and Its tributaries to navi
gation? The Erie Canal furnishes an object-lesson
on this point. Before the canal
was dug. wheat was quoted at 31 50 a
bushel In New Tori: City, and 50 cents
a bushel In Buffalo The $1 difference
in the price per bushel at New York City
and at Buffalo was the cost of transpor
tation. When the canal was opened the
freight cost from Western New York
to New York City fell from $1 a
bushel to 40 cents, and the far
mer got the other 60 cents. So
it will be with the farmer of the In
land Empire when the Columbia and
the Snake are open rivers. In view of this
statement of facts we make the follow
Four Demands Formulated.
"Flrt That the plnn for the Im
provement of The Dalles-Celilo
reach of the Columbia recommended
by Captain Harti, he adopted; that
ConKrcs set nalde the required
amount of money In one appropria
tion; that the vrorU be heprnn 11 1
once, and carried on without Inter
ruption, to the end that steamers
may he enabled to rrn between
Portland and Lewlwton. without
breaking carpo, by 11)05, or an earli
er date. If practicable.
"Second A a temporary relief the
uuildlmr of a portaKe railway be
tween The Dalle and Celllo, and the
removal of minor obstruction be
tween Celllo nnd the foot of Prlc.it
RnpldR. and the month of the Snake
'Third Surveys of the Columliln
Rl-er between the foot of Priest
Rapids and the Brltixh Columbia
boundary with a view to determin
ing; how much of the name can be
made navigable, what plnn of im
provement Is necexxnry and feasible,
and the estimated cont of the name.
"Fourth That all tributaries of the
Upper Columbia and Snake Illverii,
which can be made navigable, mIiuII
be opened to navigation.
"Resolved, That, as river Improvement
is of first importance to Oregon, Wash
ington and Idaho, united action on the
part of th people of the three states and
their Congressional delegations is neces
sary In order tt insure the success of any
project of Improvement. To that end the
secretary of the Chamber of Commerce
Is hereby directed to send copies of these
resolutions to the commercial organiza
tions and Mayors and Common Councils
of the principal cities of the Northwest.
"Resolved, further, That a copy of these
resolutions, properly authenticated under
the seal of the Chamber of Commerce,
shall be forwarded to the Senators and
Representatives In Congress of the States
of Oregon, Washington and Idaho, with
the request that they bring the subject of
Improving the Upper Columbia and Snake
Rivers to the attention of Congress with
out delay, and that they give to the Im
provement projects their united support."
Upon the reading of " the resolutions
(Concluded on Second Page.)
THE MESSAGE READ
Closely Followed In Both
Senate and House.
THE ATTENDANCE WAS LARGE
Committees Appointed to Decide on
a Token of Respect to Express
the Nation's Sorrow Over
the Death of McKInley.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. Tho Senate
listened to the first message of President
Roosevelt today and adopted a resolu
tion directing the appointment of a com
mittee to co-operate with a llko commlt-
GEMS FROM THE MESSAGE.
The personal equation Is the most Important factor in a business op
eration. Prosperity can never be created by law alone, though it Is easy enough
to destroy it by mischievous laws.
If ever anarchy Is triumphant, Its triumph will last but for one red mo
ment, to be succeeded for ages by the gloomy night of despotism.
The welfare of each citizen, and therefore the welfare of the aggregate
of citizens -which makes the Nation, must rest upon individual thrift and
energy, resolution and intelligence.
The reclamation and settlement of the arid lands will enrich every por
tion of our country, just as the settlement of the Ohio and Mississippi Val
leys brought prosperity to the Atlantic States.
It is not true that as the rich have grown richer the poor have grown
poorer. On.the contrary', never before has the average man, the wage
worker, the farmer, the small trader, been so well off as In this country
and at the present time.
Disaster to great business enterprises can never have its effects limited
to the men at the top. It spreads throughout, and while It Is bad for
everybody. It is worst for those farthest down. The capitalist may be shorn
of his luxuries; but the wageworker may be deprived of even bare necessi
tee from the House to consider by what
token of respect and affection Congress
might express the sorrow of the Nation
upon the tragic death of the late Presi
dent McKInley. The message was deliv
ered soon after the Senate met. The
reading occupied nearly two and a half
hours and' was listened to with marked
respect by the Senators. The first por
tion, dealing with the Buffalo tragedy,
excited the most profound interest In the
Despite the cold and penetrating rain
which fell throughout the morning, the
galleries of the Senate were filled with
Interested spectators, many of them hav
ing a special Interest In the message.
When the journal of yesterday's pro
ceedings had been read, a communication
was received from the House, informing
the Senate that the body had been or
ganized and. was ready to proceed with
public business. Senators Hale and Mor
gan reported that they had waited upon
the President, In conjunction with a like
committee of the House, to Inform him
that Congress was prepared to receive any
communication he might have to make.
The President said he would communicate
with Congress at once In writing. Major
O. L. Pruden, assistant secretary to the
President, was then recogn'zed and pre
sented the message of the President, the
reading of which was besun at once by
Henry M. Rose, chief clerk.
Close attention wcp given to the read
ing of the message by all Senators. Print
ed copies of the document were distrib
uted among them, the majority of whom
followed the reading from their copies.
The reading of the messige consumed tw
hours end 15 minutes, and whn it had
been completed, Foraker was recogn'zfd
to offer the following resolution, for
which he asked Immediate considera
tion: "That a committee of 11 Senators be
appointed on the part of the Senate to
join such a committee as shaH be appoint
ed on the part of the House to cons der
and report bj what token of respect und
affection It may be proper for the Con
gress of the United States to express tho
deep sensibility of the Nation to the tragic
death of the late President McKInley. and
that so much of th2 message of the Pres
ident as relates to that deplorable event
be referred to such committee."
After adopting resolutions of respect for
the late President McKInley, the Senate
at 2:2S adjourned.
IX THE HOUSE.
Reading: of the President's First Mcs
sarce Wns Closely Followed.
WASHINGTON. T2C. 3. Not In many
years have the members of the House lis
tened with such rapt attention to the
annual message of a .President of the
United States as they today did to the
reading of the first message of President
Roosevelt. Every word was followed
from the announcement of the tragic
death of President McKInley In the open
ing sentence to the expression of the
closing wish that our relations with the
world would continue peaceful. The read
ing occupied two hours, but not over a
dozen members left their seats until It
was concluded. Several times there was
applause, and at the conclusion there
was an enthusiastic demonstration on
the Republican side. On motion of Gros
venor (Rep Ohio), that portion of the
message relating: to the , death of the
late President was referred to a com
mittee to consist of one member from
each state to join a similar committee
from the Senate to consider and decide
by what token of respect and esteem it
was proper for Congress to express the
deep sensibility of the Nation to tho
tragic occurrence at Buffalo. The reso
lution was passed and then as a further
mark of respect the House adjourned.
As the hands of the clock pointed to 12,
Speaker Henderson called the Housa to
order. After the Journal had been read
and approved. Cooper (Dem Tex.) and
Woods (Rep Cal.), who were not present
yesterday, appeared at the bar and were
On motion of Payne, the floor leader of
the majority, it was agreed that when
the House adjourned today it be to meet
The Speaker announced the appointment
of the committee on rules, as follows:
Henderson (Rep la.), Dalzell (Rep Pa.),
Grosvenor (Rep O.), Richardson (Dem
Tenn.) and Underwood (Dem Ala.1). The
only change In the committee was the
substitution of Underwood for Bailey
(Dem Tex.), who is now a member of
Bingham (Rep. Pa.), at tho head of
the committee appointed to wait upon
the President, reported that the commit
tee, accompanied by a like committee
from the Senate, had performed Its duty,
and that the President had received their
message with pleasure and said ho would
at once communicate with the two hous
In writing. -Two minutes later Major Pru
den. assistant secretary to the President,
appeared at the main entrance and nr
nounccd a message from the President.
The message was taken to the Speaker'
desk, where Speaker Henderson at once
broke the seal.
''A message from the President of the
United States," he said, as he handed the
document to the reading clerk and direct
ed him to rend it.
There was a slight murmur of applause
when, In concluding the recommendation
for legislation to put down annrchy the
clerk read: "No matter calls more
urgently for the wisest thought of Con
gress." The murmurs when this Sentence wis
read were followed by a bur?t of applause
when the clerk read: "The American
people are slow to wrath, but when thel
wrath Is once kindled it burns like a
Probably no other portion of the mes
sage attracted so mush attention as that
relating to trusts. No demonstritl'-n was
ovoked by the reading of this portion of
the message, but the recommendation for
the re-enactment of the Chinese exclusion
law drew applause from both sides of tho
There were no further demonstrations
throughout the reading of the remainder
of the message, but at the conclusion of
the reading a generous outburst of ap
plause from the Republican side.
The reading wis concluded at 2:23.
Payne then moved that the message, ex
cept that nortion rlntlnrr to the death of
the late President McKInley. be printed
and be referred to the committee of the
Grow (Rep. Pa.) sa'd he wished to
speak upon that portion relating to the
Philippines, but upon the representation
of Payne that he could address the House
at some later time, he yielded and the
motion was adopted.
Grosvenor then offered the following
"Resolved, That a committee of one
member from each state represented In
this House be appointed on the part of
the House to Join with such committee
as may be appointed on the part of the
Senate to consider and report by what
token of respect and affection It may be
proper for the Congress of the United
States to express the deep sensibility of
the Nation to the tragic dentil of the
late President William McKInley. and
that so much of the message of the Presi
dent as relates to that donlorable event
be referred to such committee."
He made no remarks and the resolu
tion was unanimously adopted.
The Speaker then appointed the follow
ing committee In pursuance of the terms
of the resolution: Grosvenor (O.), Kahn
(Cal.). Henry (Conn.). Ball (Del.). War
ner (111.), Watson (Ind.), Cousins (la.).
Glenn (Ida.), Bowerstock (Kan.). Allen
(Me.), Pearre (Md.), Levering (Mass.).
W. A. Smith (Mich.). Morris (Minn.). Ed
wards (Mont.), Perkins (Neb.), Currier
(N. H.). Parker (N. J.). Ketcham (N. Y.).
Marshall (N. D.). Blackburn (N. C).
Moody (Or.). Olmsted (Pa.). Bull (R. I.).
Martin (S. D.). Southerlnnd (Utah). Has
kins (Vt.). Jones (Wash.). Dayton (W.
(Concluded on Second Page.)
LIKE THE MESSAGE
Western Senators and Con
gressmen Pleased With It.
SOME OF THEIR OPINIONS
Parts Referring to the Nicaragua
Canal and Chincss Exclusion
Are Especially Approved Bills
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. Not In soma
time has a message to Congress been re
ceived with more appreciation by West
ern men than that sent in by President
Senator Mitchell approves the message,
especially that portion of it which favors
the Nicaragua Canal, Chinese exclusion
and the suppression of anarchy. He
says it is a most creditable review of
the country's condition.
Senator Simon said: "I regard tho
whole message as a masterful effort on '
the part of the President. It Is forcible,
and to the point. The treatment of for
estry and irrigation questions shows tho
President to be essentially a Western
Representative Tongue did not hear the
message read, so withholds his opinion.
Mr. Moody said: "It is an able anil
unique document. I am especially pleased
with the Importance he gives to topics
of vital Interest to the Pacific Coast, such
as the Nicaragua Canal. Chinese exclu
sion and arid land reclamation. I also
admire his fearless and fair discussion of
the trust question and the strong posi
tion taken on. anarchy and Immigration
Senator Foster said: "It is a vigorous
message strong, but not too strong, on
anarchy. The Pacific Coast will welcome
the President's Chinese exclusion views
and the many valuable and Important
suggestions In behalf of our commerce
and our Army and Naval defenses."
Representative Jones said: "The mes
sage Is excellent In every particular.
Its treatment of the various subjects Is
comprehensive and along broad, liberal
Representative Cushman also expressed
his admiration for the strength -and force
of the message, especially Its treatment
of irrigation, the Nicaragua Canal and
Senator Simon called on President
Roosevelt this morning and had a brief
talk on general topics. The distribution of
patronage In Oregon was brought up, the
President renewing his assurance of last
Fall, saying: "I am going to be fair
with your Oregon Senators In all your
Representatives Moody, of Oregon, and
Jones, of Washington, were selected by
the Speaker to represent their respective
states on the committee to designate by
what token of respect It may be proper
for Congress to express the sympathy of
"the Nation at the death of President
Senator Simon will offer an amendment
to the sundry civil law of the last session,
which provides that It shall be unlawful
for any pcrson hereafter to construct
any pound net, welr or stationary tlsfh
trap within the waters of the Columhla
River or out of its tributaries.
Representative Moody todiy Introduced
the double minimum land bill and a bill
for the construction of an assay c-filca
at Baker City.
Representative Jones today offered a
joint resolution directing the Secretary
of War to make a survey and estimate
of the cost of constructing a ship canal
connecting Puget Sound and Gray's Har
bor, via the Chehalls River.
Dr. J. D. Fenton. of Portland, just
returned from Europe, where he has been
visiting hospitals, called on the Oregon
Senators today. He was later presented
to the President by Senator Mitchell.
Arthur Grlwom Dead.
NBW YORK. Dec. 3. Arthur Grlssom.
editor of the Smart Set. died today of ty
phoid fever. In this city, aged 33 years.
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS.
The President's message was read in bcth
houes. Page 1.
Committees were appointed to take action on
the death of McKInley. Page 1.
Text of the President's message. Pages 10
Western Senators and Congressmen approve the
message. Page l.
Leaden" In Congress belle-e new legislation Is
necessary for the Islands. Page ".
The Supreme Court's decision caused great
jubilation at Manila. Page 2.
The campaign In Samar Is telng carried on
energetically. Page 2.
A peace ccmmlrrfon has Kone to meet the Co
lombian rebels. Page 3.
The Chinese Empress Is favorable to reforms.
The tariff bill was debated In the Cerman
Reichstag. Page1 S.
Foreign pre comment on Roosevelt's message.
The livestock convention opened at Chicago.
Cubans again protest to S-cretary Root against
Interference In their election. Page 0.
The Attorney-General submitted hl3 annual re
port. Page 6.
Combination of redwood lumbermen Is In
course of formation. Page 4.
Murderer Green will be hanged at Stevenson,
"Wash., Friday. Page 4.
Salem proposes to make telephone company
pay a tax on each phone or reduce Its rates.
Six wheat and flour cargoes finished In two
days. Page 12.
Remarkable experience of the schooner Wing
and V.'lng. Page 12.
Stranded bark Baroda was floated last Satur
day. Page 12.
July grain fleet from Portland has all reported
out. Page 12.
Overdue ship Roanoke Is safe. Page 12.
Portland and Vicinity.
Portland Chamber of Commerce adopts strong
resolutions for opening .Columbia River.
Lewis nnd Clark canvassers are called to meet
again tomorrow night. Page 7.
Portland Woman's Club does not favor admis
sion of colored delegates to General Federa
tions. Page S.
Board . of Public Works grants the Weldler
franchise. Pase 14.
Judge W. B. Heyburn announces his candidacy
for the Idaho Senatorshlp. Page T.
Exporters and grainhandlers reach amlcabla
understanding. Page 3.