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VOL. XLL NO. 12,797.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1901.
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HAWAIIAN INCOME TAX.
'The Amount Collected Will Be Far
Below the Snm Expected.
HONOLULU. Dec 0. via San Francisco.
Dec 16. Complete returns as to the
Income tax show that the amount of tax
collected will be far below the sum ex
pected when the law was passed. The
returns show an aggregate assess
ment of $335,000, which is about half of
what It was hoped the tax would bring in.
The smallness of the figures Is believed to
be due in part to recent failures In sugar
The board of survey appointed to ex
amine the ship Roanoke, which arrived
here with a cargo of coal on fire, has
mace, its report. The vessel Is found to
be considerably damaged, and the board
commends Captain Amesbury for making
for Honolulu instead of trying to make
San Francisco, declaring that his decision
probably averted a terrible ocean tragedy.
Th board recommends that she proceed
to San Francisco with the coal In her
now, amounting to about 1000 tons, the
rest having been discharged here In an
effort to find the Arc
The battle-ship Wisconsin will leave
here on the 12th for Acapulco, Mexico.
Sb is now quarantined against the shore
on account of reports of three cases of
bubonic plague here during the month of
Still Active In Miss Stone's Behalf.
WASHINGTON, Dec 16. Late advices
received at the State Department from
its agents In Turkey 6how that they have
not remitted their efforts to secure the
release of Miss Stone and are again seek
ing to open communication with the brig
ands with probability of success. It Is
believed the kidnapers have at last be
gun to realize that the sum of $66,000, now
In the hands of Mr. Dickinson, represents
all the money that can be secured as a
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SEWELL SLIGHTLY BETTER
Condition of the United States Sen
ator Front New Jersey.
CAMDEN. N. J., Dec. 16.-The condition
of United States Senator Sewell Is slightly
improved tonight. The physicians in at
tendance say that he is a little brighter
Look for Mrs. McICtnley to Die Soon.
CHICAGO, Dec 16. Relatives of Mrs.
McKInley have little hope of her living
long, according to a statement made by
Lieutenant James McKInley. United States
, Army, a nephew of the late President.
Lieutenant McKInley passed through Chi-
cago tonight In company with General S.
a. m. loung, the successor of General
Shatter in command at the Presidio, San
T. P. O'Connor Suffers a. Relapse.
LONDON. Dec 17. T. P. O'Connor, who
has been 111 for o-er a month past, has
suffered a serious relapse.
WANT JUDGES REMOVED.
Federation of Labor Will Petition,
Governor Hsnt, of Porto Rico.
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Dec. 16. Less
than 100 workmen answered the call of
the local committee of the American Fed
eration of Labor to attend a mass meeting
here yesterday afternoon. The slimncss
of the attendance was due to the order of
the court declaring the Federation illegal.
It was resolved to petition Governor Hunt
to bring about the removal of the Judges,
and appoint Americans in their places. It
was decided to ignore the ruling of the
court dissolving Federation Libre, or the
WORLD GETS NOTICE
People of Pacific Northwest
Intend to Celebrate.
Deep Significance of That Historic
Exploring: Expedition Address
Sent Out by State Commission
ers for the 1005 Exposition.
The following address, which was au
thorized by the State Lewis and Clark
Commissioners, at the recent conference
in Portland, and since its preparation has
been approved by the various Commis
sioners, Is now, for the first time, given
"WHERE ROLLS THE OREGON."
Lcvris and Clark Centennial, Ameri
can Pacific Exposition and
It Is the intention of the people of the
Pacific Northwest to celebrate, in the
year 1S05, the centenary of the expedi
tion of Lewis and Clark across the con.
tinent of North America to the Pacific
This expedition was an event of the
first importance In the expansion of the
United States. It was the great factor In
tre extension of the dominion of the
United States to the Pacific; for It con
firmed by exploration and by actual pos
session the claim founded on the dis
covery of the Columbia River, in May,
179211 years before the Louisiana Pur
chase was made In the mind of Presi
dent Jefferson the purchase of Louisiana
and the exploration and possession of the
Oregon country the great Interior drained
by the Columbia River, were parts of the
same plan and purpojfe.
While the negotiations for Louisiana
were etlll In progress, and several months
before th treaty through which that
vast territory was acquired was signed.
President Jefferson asked and obtained
from Congress an appropriation for the
exploration of the Oregon region. Soon
after the purchase of Louisiana from
France was concluded, the expedition un
der Lewis and Clark was organized. It
s'tarted In the Spring of 1S04, reached the
mouth of the Columbia in November,
1S0S, passed the Winter there, took ob
servations of the country, claimed It for
the United States, and returned over the
mountains in 1S0S.
irlt Is theJlrsUnteru-fthl jurpedi-.
fraon that "-the preparation nbw-1besun
are. intended to celebrate. Owing" to the
peculiar relation which this great histori
cal movement bears to the Coast of this
Oregon territory, and the relative position
occupied by the City of Portland to the
paint of culmlt atlon of this expedition in
November, 1S05. not far from the Winter
quarters, and acccf6lb!c by lines of trans
portation from all points of the country,
It was thought wisest, and it is now the
Intention, to celebrate at Portland, Or.,
the centennial of this event.
Lewis and Clark. Upon this expedition,
were the first official explorers of the
great territory covered by the Louisiana
Purchase, as well as the first official ex
plorers of the Oregon country, now the
seat of three states of our Union Ore
gon, Washington and Idaho, and large
parts of two others Montana and Wyom
ing. We are approaching the completion of
the first centennial period of this expan
sion of the United States. The historical
significance should be fittingly celebrated.
It belongs to the class of very greatest
and most Important movements In our
National history. The Lewis and Clark
expedition was the starting point. It gave
the United States her sure foothold on
the Pacific Coast of America. It led to
the occupation and settlement by Ameri
can citizens of the great Oregon country.
It preceded by more than 40 years the
acquisition of California, to which It
was contributory cause. A further step
to which, it led was the acquisition of
Alaska. Thus it was a beginning of a
movement which has given us a Pacific
Coast line longer than the Atlantic. And
It faces us toward the West, over the
Pacific, as hitherto we had faced only
toward the East, over the Atlantic. It
has given the Pacific Northwest a position
whence we shall take leading place in the
commerce of the Orient, now on the eve
of great development. Though It was not
among the events that led up directly
to the acquisition of the Philippine Isl
ands, It secures the position we have
gained there through another course of
events. Thus, the expedition of Lewis
and Clark, though as humble an under
taking as the settlement at Plymouth or
Jamestown, was the prologue to the theme
of our later National expansion.
It Is the purpose of the Pacific States to
co-operate with each other In the celebra
tion of the 100th anniversary of this Na
tional movement on the lands, shores and
waters of the Pacific. Commissioners on
the part of the States of Oregon, of Wash
ington, of Idaho, of Montana and of Utah
have been appointed. Co-operation is
expected from California, from Nevada,
from Wyoming and from North and South
Dakota. We desire and expect Alaska to
share In It, and we solicit the friendly in
terest of British Columbia. The states of
the Pacific Slope and of the Interior re
gion adjoining them cannot but see the
advantages of this undertaking, and of
enlisting the people and the Government
of the United States in It. As an under
taking for commemoration of one of tho
greatest movements In the history of our
National expansion, it will appeal to the
pride and patriotism of the whole country.
As a means of concentrating attention
upon the Pacific States and upon their
vast and yet undeveloped resources and
possibilities. It may be made an occasion
of highest practicable utility and Indus
trial Importance For presentation to the
people of the United States of the coming
development of Oriental commerce and
the relations of our own country to It,
through our Pacific ports and through
our position in the Philippine Islands, over
against the coasts of Asia, where now we
are in contact with one-half of the hu
man race, this celebration will come, as
we conceive, most opportunely. This cen
tenary may be taken as a high event, a
lofty standpoint, in the march of our his
tory, from which we may "look before
and after." It offers Itself as a basis for
an Idealizing interpretation of the growth
and destiny of the United States, through
the movement westward across the con
tinent of America, and through the basis,
thus established here, for connection with
the Eastern hemisphere by westward
routes, over a sea marked hitherto by few
keels, but destined yet to bear great part
of the commerce of the globe.
Our own Industrial development within
these Pacific States as yet Is scarcely be
gun. In the territory of the United States
between the Rocky Mountains and the
Pacific Ocean, we have now about 3,000,
000 people. The natural resources are
ample for 30,000,000, and Increase and ex
tension of commerce with countries In
either hemisphere that border on the Pa
cific Ocean will hasten the growth of pop
ulation here to even greater numbers. We
have agricultural capabilities that are
practically boundless. We have the larg
est bodies of timber now within reach of
the world's commerce. We have profu
sion of all the important minerals. In
cluding coal. Our water-power, assured
of new availability through electrical
Inventions, Is ample for the needs of a
multifarious Industry. Of Alaska, country
of enormous extent, enough Is known to
assure the world that It will yield steady
supplies of gold and silver, copper and
coal. Tho fisheries of the coast will be
a source of perennial wealth; and the
climate of these states commends Itself
to Jill who acquaint themselves through
experience with it.
To our Pacific ports, under the expan
sion of trade destined to follow the new
movements In the Orient, a shipping In
terest of Immense and ever-Increasing
value is assured. No one can measure the
results, of wnlch we have tho beginnings
already, on no inconsiderable scale. At
Manila we are In possession of an Incom
parable port for collection and distribu
tion of Oriental commerce, and our local
.shipping there will become so extensive
that it will be scarcely inferior to tuat
on the Atlantic Coasts of the United
States. Manila will become the financial
and commercial center of the Eastern
On the basis herein set forth we ask
tho co-operation of the people of the Mid
dle West and Pacific States. We propose
at Portland a Fair and Celebration and
Exposition which .will prove to the country
and to the world the accuracy of our
statements and forecasts. We wish, there
fore, to awaken and to enlist the Interest
of the people of the whole United States.
We Invite the participation of our breth
ren of the Dominion of Canada, and es
pecially hose of British Columbia. We
claim the support of the Government of
the United States in the celebration of this
centennial of the expedition of Lewis and
Clark; first, as a great event In the his
tory of our National expansion, and next,
as a signal to the world of our position In
relation to Oriental commerce and tho vast
development that awaits it, through par
ticipation of America In it. We have In
view not merely a local celebration, but an
undertaking of National and International
For wc are established not only on the
Pacific Ocean, but In It. AVe have sta
tions In the bosom of this great sea
Hawaii and Guam, points of fixation for
cables and coaling places for ships; and
lying directly upon the coasts of Asia
we have the Philippine Isl-inds, an empire
In themselves, greater In area than the is
lands that form the head and heart of the
British Empire, capable of development
to'an unknown yet mighty degree, and so
situated as to place us right In the track
of the whole commerce of Asia and large
ly of the world. ,
In preparation for this celebration the
City of Portland takes the Initiative Her
-citizens will subscribe ond pay la .$300,000
WnCo'.OS fo'f''Tbeglnning; 'the- cltyf
as a municipality, will lend Its aid. and
the State of Oregon, through its Legisla
ture, will support the undertaking. Neigh
boring states will assist by presentation
of their own exhibits; and the National
Government Is expected to old by erection
of a building and by display therein of
objects of Interest fit for such an occasion,
including exhibits from her new posses
sions of Alaska, Hawaii and Philippine
Islands. Wc sum up with the following
preamble and resolutions:
Whereas, The exploration of the
Northwest Territory by Lewis and
Clark, In the years 1S04, 1S05 nnd
1800, was one of the most important
events In the history of our country,
sine- it led to the extension of the
sovereignty of the United Stntes to
the Pacific, gave the Nation the Ore
Kon Country, now the scat of many
states, and paved the way to the ac
quisition of California and Alaska,
Therefore, It Is the sense of. the
respective Commissioners of the va
rious states here represented, that
this important and memorable ex
ploration should he properly cele
brated in 1005, as the Lewis and
Clark Centennial) and he it
Resolved, In order to give proper
significance to this great National
event, that the Government of the
United States he asked to make sncli
adequate appropriation for n proper
building and for the display of the
products of our newly acquired pos
sessions, ns will show to the world,
their condition and prospective fu
ture progress. Further, he It
Renolvcd, That the Scnntor.n nnd
Representatives of the states along
the route traversed and explored
when a wilderness by Lewis and
Clark, he and hereby are requested
to use all honorable menus to He
cure such generous appropriation
from the General Government ns
will testify our appreciation of the
foresight of President Jefferson nnd
of the heroic devotion of these PIo
ner explorers, nnd the Importance
of their achievement.
H. W. CORBETT.
C. 3. BELLINGER,
C. W. FULTON.
EDWARD EVERETT YOUNG.
H. E. ANKEXY,
State Commissioners for Oregon.
FRANK J. PARKER,
E. M. RANDS.
W. W. TOLLMAN,
J. G. MEGLER.
G. W. ROWAN.
State Commissioners for Washington.
J. H. RICHARDS.
E. W. JOHNSON.
State Commissioners for Idaho.
S. T. HAUSER.
State Commissioner for Montana.
L. W. SHURTLIFF,
State Commissioners for Utah.
Governor of Rhode Island.
WICKFORD, R. I., Dec. 16. William
Gregory. Governor of Rhode Island, died
at his home here today of acute Brlghfs
disease, following a succession of illnesses.
.After an Indisposition of nearly two
months he returned to the state capital
last Friday, and his death was the indi
rect result of a cold. Under the new
constitution, Lieutenant-Governor Charles
D. Kimball, of Providence, becomes Gov
ernor for the remainder of the term.
William Gregory was 52 years old. He
rose from loom fixer to mill superintend
ent, millowner and banker.
Ex-Tacoma Man Dies in Honolulu.
HONOLULU. Dec. 9, via San Francisco.
Dec 16. John Nlckeus, of the Hilo law
firm of Wise & Nlckeus, died here last
Thursday bf diabetes He came here from
Tacoma, where he had practiced law for
about 20 years. Ho was a native of the
District of Columbia, 51 years of age
Ex-Premier Makes His Much
HOT SHOT AT THE MINISTRY
Concerning1 the Boer War, His Re
marks Were Severe and Scornful
Offers His Services to Carry
Out His Idea.
CHESTERFIELD, England. Dec 15.
Lord Rosebcry's long-expected and much
heralded speech, delivered from a crowded
platform, here' tonight, was received with
marked enthusiasm by an Immense crowd.
It can hardly be said to have thrown
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WHOSE SPEECH LAST NIGHT HAS SET ALL POLITICAL ENGLAND
much light along the pathway of the Lib
eral party. He said that he had come by
Invitation, and did not wish to indulge in
phraseology, but to speak his mind and
offer the Liberals some dispassionate ad
vice That the speech was a finished ora
torical effort was amply tested by the fre
quent applause with which the speaker
was interrupted. But it ta doubtful if,
when he had finished, his most admiring
listener could have given any justification
for his enthubl-ibm, save that It was Lord
The Liberal party, he said, had passed
through a long and trying Illness, but was
now approaching convalescence, one of the
s'.gns of which was that It had got rid of
the Irish Alliance. Resolved Into its ele
ments, the speech merely said: "Get to
gether." The speaker himself confessed that he
did not protend to say how this cohesion
should be accomplished. In urging his
fellow Liberals to reorganize. Lord Rose
bery quoted the following words from the
message of President Roosevelt:
Used Roosevelt's "Words.
"We hope to keep going by slow steps,
not by bounds. We must keep our eyc3
on the stars, but wc must also remember
that our feet are on the ground."
The following was the tenor of the ex
Premier's speech: "The Ministry was
wrcr.g. but the Liberals should be very
careful how they try to set It right."
The Boer "War.
Turning from the Immediate outbreak of
the war. Lord Rosebery touched upon edu
cation. In which, he said. Great Britain
was woefully behind her sister nation.
Her commercial development was also
atrophied, and the time would soon come
when Britain would be forced to fight for
trade supremacy. She would then be as
helpless as though arcned with bows and
Lord Rosebery maintained a discreet
vagueness on the question of his personal
Inclinations concerning the leadership of
the Liberal party. He said he could not
Imagine himself In the position of a Prime
Minister." But In the next breath he told
how he would reorganize the War Office
if It fell to his lot. The speaker's recipe
for the proposed reorganization of this
office was a characteristically American
one, namely, the appointment of a com
mission. Concerning the government's conduct
of the war. Lord Rosebery was severe and
scornful. The complaint of the govern
ment that the Boers had not made war
according to the recognized rules remind
ed him that the same thing had been said
by the old Austrian Generals of the young
Napoleon, when the latter was beating
them. He was particularly sarcastic at
the expense of tho explanation of the
Earl of Halsbury. the Lord Chancellor,
that only a ;sort of warfare was now go
ing on." and he strongly condemned what
he termed the scandalous misrepresenta
tions by which the government has pre
cipitated the last general election.
The Government Blamed.
Lord Rosebery heavily blamed the gov
ernment for Its tactlessness, which, he
declared, had produced unparalleled 111
will toward Grear Britain In every Eu
ropean population, and which he attrib
uted largely to what he called the provo
cative oratory of Mr. Chamberlain, the
While he was emphatic on the necessity
of vigorously prosecuting the war and ex
pressing the fullest confidence In Lord
Kitchener. Lord Rosebery said that he
thought the government should be pre-
pared to listen to peace overtures, and he f
contended there was nothing degrading or
abasing in recognizing tho exiled Boer
Government for the purpose of making
peace The three greatest civilians who
had waged war In the past century, the
speaker said Pitt. Bismarck and Lincoln
had not disdained such efforts to secure
peace, and Lord Rosebery recounted the
occasions of 1796. 1S70 and 1S63. No sane
Boer now hoped for anything but an
nexation, he said, and. for many reasons.
It was urgent that the war should be
ended. The Boers should not be unnec
essarily humiliated. The ex-Premier pro
tested emphatically against treating the
Boers in the field as bandits. To Boers
swearing allegiance, he said he would give
the largest possible amnesty and the full
est civil rights. The 40.000 prisoners must
be resettled In South Africa, and harsh
treatment of the Boers would be like ap
plying sparks to gunpowder.
Hot Shot at Ministry.
Scornfully rejecting the idea that such
an empire as Great Britain could not pro
vide an alternative government to the
existing Ministry. Lord Rosebery said
that In all his life, from all the bitterest
foes of Great Britain, he never had heard
such disparagement of her as that doc
trine implied. If that were true, he con
tinued, the nation was more fitted to con
trol a cabbage garden than an empire.
In conclusion, and amid loud cheers.
Lord Ro.se bory declared his services were
at the dk-prsal in anything he could do
to further the policy he had just ex
pounded. Ht- said it was not to party
that he applied; party in this matter could
avail little or nothing. He appealed unto
Caesar from the Parliament, with Its half
hearted overwhelming government sup
porters, and from distracted and disunited
opposition to that silent but supreme tri
bunal which in the long run shaped and
controlled the destinies of the British peo
ple, namely, th tribunal of public opin
ion and common sense. Lord Rosebery
spoke for almost two hours, and was re
ceived throughout with the greatest en
thusiasm He afterwards addressed an
overflow meeting of 2000 people in another
hall. Here he spoke but briefly, as he
wat, ery hoarse.
AS VIEAVED IN LONDON.
Taken ns n Bid for the Formation of
an Entirely New Party.
LONDON. Dec. 17. Lord Rosebery'a
(Concluded on Second Page.)
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS.
Tho Senate approved tho Hay - Pauncefoto
treaty. Page 2.
Nomination of Attorny-Gneral Knox con
firmed by the Senate. Page 2.
Republican members of Congress are deter
mined that there shall be no tariff reduc
tion. Page 1.
Lord Rosebery made his much - heralded
speech. Page 1.
Heaviest snow In 50 years In Scotland, and a
cold wave throughout Europe. Page 3.
Schley will file objections to the findings of the
court of inquiry. Page 3.
Telegraph company orders Marconi to cease his
experiments In Newfoundland. Pat;e 2.
"Waters are receding In the flood district of
Pennsylvania. Page 2.
Wyoming and Nebraska had another and mora
severe cold map. Page 2.
Oregon Supreme Court has rendered six opin
ions. Page 4.
Freight train wrecked In Southern Oregon.
Conflicting claims for jeward for detection of
O. R. & N. tralnwretker. Page 4.
P.ellance football team will play at Portland
New Year's day. Page 4.
Many counterfeit coins are In circulation in
Western Washington. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Wheat markets continue on the down grade.
Profe?slonal manipulation unable to Infuse
strength Into New York stocks. Page 11.
French bark Ernest Reer will proe a total
loss. Page 5.
Steamship Mattcawan may have struck on
Flattery rocks. Page 5.
Cau of the trouble over French seamen In
Portland. Page G.
Portland: and Vicinity.
Lewis and Clark Commissioners Issue formal
notice to the world. Page 1.
Judge Frazer denies new trial In Neppach
case. Pace 10.
Status of project for railroad between Port
land and North Yakima. Page S.
Port of Portland Commissioners discuss plans
for drydock. Page 8
Unlverslty Park offers Inducements for branch
street road. Page 10.
General Randall returns from Washington.
TARIFF WILL STAND
Republicans in Congress a
Unit on This Point,
LET THE WAR TAXES BE CUT
This Is the Way They Would Reduce
the Revenue Merrlam Slated for
New Cabinet Position Ide and
Hopkins Likely to Stay In.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. Republicans m
both Senate and House recognize the ne
cessity of reducing the revenue, but they
do not Intend to allow the reduction to
extend to the customs duties. Every an
nouncement thus far has been to the ef
fect that any reduction of the revenues
must be upon war taxes, and not on cus
Republicans do not fear any rebuke
from the people because they refuse to
revise the tariff. They believe that tho
people will be satisfied as long as the
good times continue, even If higher prices
are paid for custom-made articles and
for that reason they will not attempt
Means Pnssugc of Canal Bill.
The ratification of the Hay-Pauncerote
treaty Is a sure Indication that a canal
bill will be passed at this session. The
canal bill will be passed by about the
same vote as given the treaty, although
there will be much more discussion. Tna
end of the long contest for a canal is niw
Merrlam Slated for the Place.
If there should be a new Cabinet posi
tion created, known as the Department or
Commerce, there is a general belief tnat
William R. Merrlam. now Director of the
Census, would be appointed to that place.
Merrlam Is very popular with the Presi
dent, and especially with all who have
observed the satisfactory manner In which,
he has taken the census.
"Want Hitchcock Ousted.
Western Senators and Representatives
favor urging President Roosevelt to dis
pense with Secretary Hitchcock, and piac
Merrlam at the head of the Interior De
partment. While not Insistent upon Mer
rlam for this place, they have been very
lnsistent upon the removal of Hitchcock,
who has not been able to get along with
the men representing states where public
lunds and Indians are located.
Death Removed Merrinm's Foe.
Senator Davis, when alive, was Merri
am's bitter political foe, and it was only
at the urgent request of McKInley that
he was willing to allow Merrlam to be
confirmed as Director of the Census. He
prevented Merrlam from entering McKin
ley's Cabinet or being a Foreign Minister,
but with the death of Davis the opposi
tion to Merrlam In Minnesota hay dis
appeared and the state Is backing him.
Ide and Temple Likely to Stay In.
In the light of recent developments It
Is almost a certainty that Clarence Ide
will be reappointed as Marshal for the
State of Washington, and that Postmaster
Temple will continue to serve for another
four years at Spokane. A. B. Campbell,
of Spokane. In company with Senator
Spooner, of Wisconsin, his personal friend,
called upon the President in behalf of
these two men. He represented to tne
President that both Ide and Temple were
exceptionally capable men. whose recorcla
were without a blemish, and whose cnat
acter3 were without taint. He said tn-ir
reappointment would be satisfactory to
a majority of the people of the state
After listening to the case President
Roosevelt replied: "It Is my policy to
keep as many good men in olflce as possi
ble, and to dismiss as few." It is not im
probable that Senator Turner will at the
proper time reinforce the statements made
by Mr. Campbell.
Jones "Working: for Number One.
It Is stated today by men familiar with
the Spokane Postmaster situation that
Representative Jones Is urging M. T.
Hartsen for that place. In the Interest of
his own (Jones') candidacy of the United
States Senate. Hartsen Is reputed to be
a Republican first, and a Wilson man sec
ond; he wields a great Influence among
Republicans of Eastern Washington, and
It Is said his appointment as Postmaster
would Insure his support to Jones as
against Wilson In the Legislature Jones
Is believed to be counting on a deadlock
between Wilson and Ankeny, In which
event he would depend upon Hartsen to
swing tho Wilson votes to him, and se
cure his election as a compromise candi
date. If thifl is the true situation, Jonrs
is undoubtedly doomed to bitter disap
pointment. Friends of Temple assert very
positively that the Postmaster fight Is
purely a Wilson and anti-Wilson conten
tion, and that Jones Is attempting to make
the change at Wilson's dictation,
A. W. DUNN.
ROOSEVELT CALLS IN DEMOCRATS.
He Consults Them Rcsnrdinfr South
ern Applicants for Office.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. President
Roosevelt Is adopting the plan of secur
ing information from Democratic Senators
and Representatives regarding applicants
for ottlce in the South. Today, by ap
pointment, he consulted Senatfcrs Foster
and McEnerney and Representative Bros
sard. of Louisiana, regarding Louisiana
appointments. He had a list of about 50
applications for places from the Collec
tor of the Port of New Orleans down to
minor ottlces, concerning whom ne re
quested information. The President also
consulted Representatives Clayton,Thomp
son and Wiley, of Alabama, about soma
appointments in that state It Is under
stood that the President Is disposed to
appoint Messrs. Vaughan, Bryan and
Bingham, respectively. District Attorney
and Marshal of the Middle District and
Collector of Internal Revenue. He Is de
sirous of harmonizing the existing Re
publican factions in the state.
Selected as Permanent Army Posts.
BUTTE, Mont., Dec. 16. A special from
Miles City says Information has been re
ceived at Fort Keogh from the Military
Commission sitting at Washington, that
Forts Keogh, Harrison and Asslnnibolne
have been selected for retention aa per
manent posts of the Northwest. District
of the Department of the Dakotas.