Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 14, 1901, Image 1

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VOL. XLL NO. 12,795.
Leading Citizen and Pioneer
Passes Away.
Naval Court Condemns
Him on 11 Points.
R. H. PEASE, President.
J. A. SHEPARD, Secretary.
F. M. SHEPARD. JR.. Treasurer.
Koi. 73 and 75 Flrat Street,
Shaw's Pure Malt
Without a Rival Today
BllimaUer & Hoctl, JOS and HO Fourth Strett
Sole Distributers for Oregon
Fifth and Washington Streets .... PORTLAND, OREGON
Rooms Single 73 to $1.30 per flar
E"lrt-Clas Check Retanrant Rcoms Double $1.00 to $2.00 per day
Connected With HoteL Rooms-Family $1.50 to $300 per Ujr
J. F. DAVTES. Pre.
St. Charles Hotel
American and European Plan.
100106 FIFTH STREET, coraer Stark.
The Farnsworth - Herald Tailoring Company
Sell fine unclaimed Tailor-made Overcoats, Suits, Pants, Vests, upon
which deposits have been paid at
Why buy ready-made clothes when you can get fine tailor-made garments
0S$k J& pi E
A Prophetic Desire
"It appears to me. Miss Lcct." I said, "that If wc could have deviled an ar
rangement for providing everybody -with music in their homes, perfect in quality,
unlimited in quantity, nulted to every mood, and beginning and ceasing at -will, we
ftiould have considered the limit of human felicity already attained, and cease to
Btrlve for further lmprov emenis." Extract from "Looking Backward." Edward Bel-
This prophetic desire has been fully realized In the Aeolian and Pianola.
H. B. WELLS, Sole Xorthivcat Agent, Aeolian Hall, 353-355 Washington St.
Movement to Secure More Liberal
Treatment of Chlneae Merchants.
NEW YORK. Dec. 13 A movement is
takrg shape amonc tne export and im
port houses engaged in trade -with China
to secure more liberal treatment for Chi
nese merchants and others visiting this
country under the new Chinese immigra
tion law. sas the Journal of Commerce.
Bllas D. Webb, president of the China
& Japan Trading Company, who has
reside 1 in Shanghai for over 15 years, and
who is thoroughly familiar with the con
ditions affecting the development of Amer
ican Made, with the far East, in an in
terview , said:
"The humiliating restrictions which
the Chinese exclusion act has placed on
the entry of Chinese merchants, travelers
and students into this country seem likely
to undo all the advantage which has
been gained through the friendly attitude
of our Government during the recent ne
gotiations between the powers and China.
Bui for the reopening of the Chinese mar
kets and the resumption of the ordinary
currents of trade beginning from this
year, we should have had a very serious
state of things in the great cotton indus
try of the United States. Half the cotton
mills of the South are absolutely depend
ent upon the Chinese censumer for their
output of cloth, and In default of orders
from China nothing could prevent a de
etructive competition between New Eng
land and the South for possession of the
1 ome market.
"It will not be ions before our great
iron and bteel Industries have as well de
fined an Interest in the Chinese markets
as the cotton Industry already possesses,
and care should be taken not to prejudice
our Chinese customers against us."
RODERTINE In a positive proof
BnlnHt Irritated nkin and
chapped face. It I the only
thing: for tlioe -who dchlrc n
clear complexion to ue thin cold
weather. It In MoothinKT, licallnpr,
and a neecNnry adjunct to eiery
lnd'K toilet. Your friend all use
It. Your DrupTKlut wells it.
"Wholesale and Importing Druggists.
C. T. BELCHER. Sec and Treat.
American Flan
European Flan
$1.23. $1.50. $1.75
BOc. 75c. $LO0
Our Stock is row
Twenty Styles. Nickel Plated wllb
WrstiQht Iron or Nickel Plate Stands.
Also a complete tins of
Mail Orders receive prompt and
f careful attention.
Carncgrlc'fl Offer DlMcuKncd Other
Matters Under Consideration.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 13. The nccent-
ance of Andrew Carnegie's gift of $10
000,000 for educational pSrposes was dis
cussed informally at the Cabinet meet
ing today, but no definite conclusion was
reported In regard to it, and probably
will not be for several days.
The Cabinet alto discussed a special or
der subsequently promulgated by Secre
tary Wilson, prohibiting the landing at
any ports of the United States. Hawaii or
any of the dependencies of this Govern
ment of any livestock of any kind from
the Philippine Islands. The order takes
immediate effect and Is due to the pre
valence of Infectious animal diseases in
the Philippines.
It was announced after the meeting that
B. H. Colbert had been selected by the
President for United States Marshal for
the Southern District of Indian Terri
tory, vice fohn Hammer whose term of
office expires January 14. Mr. Colbert was
a member of Roosevelt's Rough Riders.
Captain Ilntnon MreaUB Down.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 13.-Captain Mnt-
i tnew A. uatson. Jnrteenth Cavalry, who
organized and led the famous organlza-
! tion of native Filipinos, known as Bat-
i son's Scouts, in the earlier days of the
Philippine insurrection, has fallen a vic
tim iu me uaiu&iiiiJs oi service in tne
Philippines, and has been ordered to the
general hospital at Washington Barracks
for examination and treatment.
Alliance's Crnlac Ended.
NORFOLK. Va., Dec. 13. The United
States training-ship Alliance arrived today
from a foreign cruise. The 500 apprentices
on board are reported well.
Admiral Dewey Sustains Him
in Most Places.
Hiii Conduct Characterized by "Va-
dilation, DUatorlnesn and Laclc
of Enterprise" Should. Have
Obeyed Order.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13. The report of
the Schley court of inquiry was promul
gated by Secretary Long tonight. There
are two reports. Admiral Benham and
Admiral Kamsay concur in the first, which
is signed by Admiral Dewey also, as a
matter of form. Admiral Dewey makes a
separate report, although he agrees with
the findings of facts subscribed to by the
The majority report condemns Admiral
Schley on 11 points, while Admiral Dewey
sustains him in most peaces. The majorltj
opinion finds in brief that Admiral Schley
should have proceeded with the utmost
dispatch to Cienfuegos and maintained a
close blockade; that he should have en
deavored to have obtained Information of
the Spanish there; that he should have
proceeded to Santiago with dispatch; that
he should not have made the retrograde
movement; that he should have obeyed
the Department's orders; that he should
have endeavored to capture the Spanish
vessels in Santiago: that he did not do his
utmost to destroy the Colon; that he
caused the squadron to lose distance In
the loop of the Brooklyn; that he thereby
caused the Texas to back; that he did in
justice to Hodgson; that his conduct In
the campaign was characterized by vacil
lation, dilatorincss, and lack of enter
prise; that his official reports on the coal
supply were misleading and Inaccurate;
that his conduct during the battle was
self-possessed, and that he encouraged In
his own person his subordinate officers
and men.
Dewey Takes a Different View.
Admiral Dewey, in his report, says that
the passage to Cienfuegos was made with
all dispatch; that in view of his coal sup
ply, the blockade of Cienfuegos was ef
fective; that he allowed the Adula to enter
Cienfuegos to get information; that his
passage to Santiago was with as much
dispatch as possible, keeping the squad
ron together; that the blockade of Santi
ago was effective and, finally, that he was
the senior officer off Santiago, in absolute
command, and entitled to the credit due
for the glorious victory which resulted in
the total destruction of the Spanish ships.
For seven weeks the court heard testi
mony, and for fully a month It deliber
ated upon that mass of evidence, finally
reaching the conclusions announced.
The Rcsnlt a Surprise.
The result was a complete surprise, and
It Is probable that no prophecy has ap
proached the truth. Instead of one re
port there are two. Both are signed by
'George Dewey, as president, and by Sam
uel C. Lemly, as Judge-Advocate. This
is a form said to be recognized in all
courts of inquiry, the signatures of the
other members not being necessary. But
It Is explained that Admiral Dewey signed
the aecond report, a minority report, to
express his qualification of or dissent
from the views expressed by the court,
comprising besides himself Admirals Ben
ham and Ramsey, in the first report.
it Is said at the Navy Department that
there will be no further proceedings In
this celebrated case on the department's
Initiative. Secretary Long and Judge
Advocate Lemly positively decline to dis
cuss the findings In any phase. The Sec
retary received the reports at 5 o'clock
this evening and he has not yet acted
upon them. It Is probable that he will
simply append his signature with the
word "approved" to the whole record.
The court Itself recommends no further
proceedings, owing to the lapse of time.
There was an air of animation this
morning about the building In which the
court holds Its secret sessions, and it soon
became evident that the end of the case
was at hand. Captain Lemly was clos
eted with the members of the court most
of the afternoon, and when he started for
the Navy Department he carried the re
ports with him.
Schlc Declined to Talk.
A representative of the Associated Pres3
conveyed the first information of the flna
Ings of the court to Admiral Schley, lie
was seated in the public reception-room
of a hotel, chatting with friends and sev
eral newspaper men, and evinced no signs
of nervousness over the outcome. When
the conclusions of Admiral Dewey were
read to him, Admiral Schley showed his
pleasure, and It was evident from his
manner that he regarded the statement
from Admiral Dewey as a vindication of
his cause. He declined to make any state
ment concerning the court's findings, and,
excusing himself from the little company,
which had gathered about him, went to
his apartments, where Mrs. Schley had
been anxiously awaiting to hear ttw
court's decision. Later the official copy
was brought to the hotel by a messen
ger from the Navy Department. The re
ports arc as follows:
Report of the Court.
Washington, Dec 13. The court, hav
ing the authority of the Navy Depart
in nt, occupying rooms No. 9 and 10, Mc
Lean building, 1517 H street N. W., " aan
.ngton, D. C, while deliberating upon its
1 proceedings, and the members thereof
having assembled daily since Monday,
November U, with the exception of Sun
days and holidays, and having concluded
the investigation, reports its proceedings
and testimony token, with a full and de
tailed statement of all the pertinent facts
which it deems to be established, together
with Its opinion and recommendation In
the premises.
Facts: The flying squadron, consisting
of the Brooklyn, Massachusetts, Texas
and Scorpion, under the command of. Com
modore W. S. Schley, TJ. S. N., sailed
from Key West about 8 A." M. of May 19,
liSS, with orders from, the Navy .Depart
ment and from the Commander-in-Chief or
the North Atlantic Station, to proceed
with dispatch (utmost) off Cienfuegos, to
capture the enemy off that port, if pos
sible, or to blockade him, and to make
the blockade as close as possible. Tht
Hying squadron arrived off Cienfuegos on
the morning of May 22 and established a
blockade. During the day the ships lay
off the port at various distances, in no
particular order. At night they formed In
column of vessels, headed off shore, and
moved at only sufficient speed for keep
ing positions. The small vessels per
formed picket duty In-shoro of the large
Commodore Schley did not proceed with
utmost dispatch off Cienfuegos and block
that port as close as possible. At 10 A.
M., May 22. the Dupont arrived at Cien
fuegos with a dispatch from the com-
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Only Excnie Given Is That the United
States Standi for the "Open
Door" in 'the "Far East.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 13. The same ele
ment in the House of Representatives
that opposed the 15 per cent duty on Porto
Rican products is heard making very
strong objections to the Philippine tariff
because It makes no concessions to the
people admittedly under the domination
of the United States. There is not a suf
ficient number of members of the House
to secure an amendment to tho Payne bill
for even a meager reduction on Philippine
products, ,and It Is doubtful if the bill can
be amended In the Senate, although sev
eral Senators are taking very pronounced
positions In favor of making amendments
which will indicate to the Filipinos 'a de
sire on the part of the United States to
treat them a little better than absolute
It is pointed out that at the present
time Hawaii and Porto Rican. products,
Photo by Aune.
Including sugar and tobacco, are admitted
free of duty; that reciprocity treaties
are pending admitting products from
various foreign countries at a less rate
than these imposed by the Dingley law;
that a well-defined proposition Is on foot
to admit Cuban products at a reduced
rate, and yet. with an opportunity to vote
to legislate for people who are as much
a part of the United States as Hawaii
and Porto Rico. Congress refuses to give
any concessions to the Philippines. This
Is causing very brisk discussion in Re
publican circles, and the sponsors for the
Lodge and Payne bills are being severely
criticised for not making seme conces
sion to the products of the Philippines.
While the action of the committee and of
the men behind the Payne and Lodge
bills Is criticised because no concessions
are made upon United States products go
ing into the Philippines, this is explained
to "mean that while the United States
stands for the "open door" In the Ori
ent, that is, that all nations seeking trade
in 'China, Japan and the Philippines must
be treated alike, it would be bad policy
for the United States to make conces
sions to Its own people, and It would
probably make the "open door" conten
tions untenable. To this extent the United
States proposes to treat all nations alike
In the Philippines.
While this Is about the only valid
reason given for denying to the United
States producers and manufacturers bet
ter rates in the Philippines than to other
nations. Republicans who oppose any or
the propositions made In the proposed
Philippine legislation are being charged
with opposing the Republican Administra
tion and the Republican managers In both
houses of Congress, and this Is having
considerable weight In forcing Republi
cans to smother their true feelings and
accept the Philippine legislation as a
party measure.
The Spokane PoMtmnitcrMhip.
Millard T. Hartsen Is not to be ap
pointed Postmaster at Spokane without a
very hard and bitter struggle. When It
was first announced that Representative
Jones, to whom the Washington delega
tion defers In postoffice appointments In
Eastern Washington, had decided to rec
ommend Mr. Hartsen, It was generally
assumed that this appointment would be
made. But Postmaster Temple does not
Intend to relinquish his office without a
fight. Charles R. Conner, of Spokane, Is
now here using every resort to secure the
reappointment of Mr. Temple. He has In
terviewed every member of the delegation,
but by Jones and Cushman has been told
that Hartsen will remain the favored can
didate. After his talk with the two Sen
ators, however, Mr. Conner sajs:
"I am firmly convinced that Mr. Temple
will succeed himself as Postmaster at
Spokane. He has made an ideal Post
master, and It" Is the wish of from 75
to SS per cent of the people of Spokane
that he be reappointed. We are making
the fight not only to secure Mr. Temple3
retention, but to find out whether a thor
oughly competent and satisfactory official
is to be displaced merely to make room
for another political favorite of the same
party. The question of Wilson or antl
Wllson. however, is not a factor In this
Temple's friends have laid out two lines
of defense. They Intend to represent the
case to President Roosevelt, who has
shown a decided disposition not to turn
out a good man merely to favor some
other who Is "just as good," in the hope
that he will decline to appoint Hartsen
in the face of Temple's clean personal and
official record. Falling In this they will
block Hartsen's confirmation In the Sen
ate. Senator Turner is not pleased at the, se
lection of Hartsen, partly because he was
not consulted when the selection was
made, and, moreover, Hartsen Is not his
choice for office. Heretofore It has been
Senatorial courtesy to allow every Sen
ator, regardless of party, to name the
Postmaster In his home town, provided
the man selected Is of the party in power.
Under this rule. Senator Turner would
be permitted to say what Republican
should succeed Temple, and It Is known
that he Is deeply Indebted to Templa and
probably favorable to his retention.
End of a Long? and Xotnule Career
BlacUsmlth, Snnejor, Contrac
tor, Banker, Politician, and
Friend of School Children.
David P. Thompson, a pioneer of Ore
gon and one of the state's leading citi
zens, died In his apartments at the Ho-bart-Curtls
at 1.23 o'clock this morning.
He was 67 vears of age. The cause o
death was pernicious anaemia, due to or
ganic stomach trouble. Mr. Thompson
had been in falling health for several
months, and during the past four weeks
had been confined to his room. Threa
weeks ago his condition became alarm
ing, and since that time hie.' life has been
slowly ebbing away. At intervals he re
lapsed into a comatose condition, but
would rally again and become completely
Yesterday morning Mr. Thompson was
conscious. He answered the inquiries of
his nurse and the family physician, and
spoke pleasantly to the members of his
family. Later in the day he began to slnic
and relapsed Into an unconscious condi
tion from which he did not recover.
About midnight his breathing became dif
ficult, and half an hour later the end
came. He suffered no pain. Around hii
deathbed were assembled the members of
his family, his phvslcinn. Dr. A. J. Giesy,
and a nurte. Mrs. Thompson and the
other members of the family bore up well
under the ordeal. While Mr. Thompson's
death was not unexpected, the suddenness
of the news comes as a shock to his wide
circle of friends and acquaintances in
Portland and th Northwest. No funeral
arrangements have yet been made.
A Pioneer of 1&53, He AVas Lonjr,
Prominent In Oregon Affairs.
At tho age of 10 jears the spirit of the UVi:
ern mjement took hold of David P. Thora
Bon. and he left the little Ohio town in whic-i
he was born on Xo ember , 18J4.
The trip to far-off Oregon across, the plaln3
In thom davs, 1STJ5. was. quite an undertal..aa.
Younp Thompson made a crossing: on th
lowest round of the ladder. He walked cv in
step of the long journey, making exprne L.,
driving sheep. This v. is certiinly 'io oUasir
trip, considering the dust that a band of shec.
stirs up. and the position their driver has tj
occupy in the midst of it all The trip abouni
ed In dancer from hoxtlli' Indians, and tho
crossing of the then brldgelcM streams,
But Mr Thompson surmounted all difficul
ties, and reached Oregon City late in the Fal.
He was a stranger In a strange land, but wai
ready to continue a worker, a? he alvvajs ha 1
been from his earliest jouth. The first
for work was the cutting of cord wood for
Colonel John McCraken, who was then en
gaged In business at Oregon City
All Winter Mr. Thompson swung his ax early
and late, piling up an Immense quantlt of
wood. The high water the next Spring washed
away all of his emnlojer's propertj. and it
was a long while before he realized any cash
from his Winter's work. But his emploer
was an honest man, and paid as soon aa he
Industry was Young Thompson motto, and
hard work was his portion, while making a
start In the West. When good fortune finally
began to lean his wa his progress was fairly
fast. He engaged In several enterprises at Or
egon City, all of which were successful He
had learned the blacksmith's trade, and his
knowledge of ironworklng was soon of great
benefit to him In this new countrj. He was
the leading figure In building the first railroad
In Oregon, around the falls of the Willamette.
In lfeCG he was manager of tho Orison Clty
Woolen Mills
When the Civil War broke out the soldiers
of the regular Army were withdrawn from tho
Pacific Const and i.nt South, and their places
in holding In subjection the hostile tribes
were taken by volunteers. Mr Thompson
Joined the First Oregon Cavalry, and served all
through the war aa Lieutenant and Captain of
Company E.
Mr. Thompson may properly be called the
father of United States surveys In the North
west. Upon being appointed Deputy Surveyor
for Oregon. Washington and Idaho, he took the
field In person and executed contracts all ever
the Northwest For many months and over
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The Philippine tariff bill was reported to tho
House. Page 2
It w III be oted upon Wednesday. Pago 2.
There is much Republican opposition to the
tariff bill. Page 1.
The Hepburn canal bill will be reported favor
ably to the House. Page 5.
The Chile-Argentine dispute may be settled
without war. Page i
Several now era have offered to mediate.
Page 3.
Trench naval disclosures create a sensation at
Paris. Page 3.
The court condemns Schley on 11 counts,
Dewey dissenting. Page 1.
J. T. Morgan epoke for the 1005 Fair at the
Scranton convention Page 3.
A. G Spalding was elected president of the
National Baseball League. Page .1.
Pnelllc Coast.
Hubbard. Or. farmer shot and killed another,
the result of a controversy over a county
road. Page 4.
Portland man asks Baker City for 30-y ear light
and power franchise. Page 4.
First National Bank, of Vancouv er. Wash .
insolvent, must pay back money investtd on
false representations of dead cashier. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Active day In New York stock market. Page 11.
Steamer Knight Companion has arrived from
the Orient. Page 5.
Small hose Is left of the safety of the steam
ship Matteawan Page 5
Ships Hala and Falklandbank arrived at As
toria. Page 5.
Portland and Vielnitj.
Death of Dav Id P. Thompson, a leading citizen
of Oregon. Page 1.
Fulton highwayman adU one more victim to
the long list. Page 7.
Northern Pacific Railroad rejects the Weldler
franchise. Page 12.
State Senator Williamson not yet ready to an
nounce his candidacy. Page b.
French allor released from Jail on writ of
habeas corpus. Page 10
Walters ask Federated Trades to help hurry
ud decision in Injunction case. Page S.