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As the above articles are not side lines -with us, you may feel assured that in purchasing our goods, you are getting the best the world's manufacturers can produce. STORE OPEN EVENINGS Honeyman Hardware Co. Fourth and Alder Streets DID NOT FARE WELL Assignments of Senators From Pacific Northwest. OPPOSITION TO PHILIPPINE BILL Library Association of Portland Hour ttom 9 A. M. to 9 P. M excopt Sunday nd "iD'U.m. 29,000 lOLUWES 250 PERIODICKL3 $5.00 7Z VBKR $1.50 3C QUKHTBR Orepron "Will Lose the Alaska Col- lectorshlp Bill Permitting the Sale of Allotted SHctz Lands. policies in the two Ministers, ask If It is possible to expect that the partly educated youths shall enjoy liberty of organization and discussion when educated adults are punished relegated from the capital for from one to three years or even threat ened with more severe treatment, for meeting In a private house to discuss how the conflict between the students and the authorities could be arranged? WILL NOT CHANGE DATE. THtPORttANB SEVENTH AN STARK STREETS' IPECIAI. RATES TO STUDENT. -S1.00 A TEATt TOOL'S HASTE IS NAE SPEED." DON'T HURRY THE WORK UNLESS YOU USE The Last Aeolian Recital WASHINGTON. Dec. 17. Senators from the Pacific Northwest did not fare as well as somo of their Republican col leagues In the matter of committees, nor as well as could be wished, yet they have little or no complaint to make. Besides refilling the places he had. Sen ator Simon has been added to the pen sion and one or two minor committees, retaining his chairmanship of irrigation. Senator Foster has been added to Dis trict of Columbia and another minor com mittee, and remains chairman of Insular surveys. While Senator Mitchell regrets that he J was not able to obtain a place on the commMteo on commerce, he is well sat isfied with being placed on lnteroceanlc canals, where he is able to push the isth mian canal bill, and to secure his old place pn pcstofllccs and post roads, and also to occupy a place on Pacific isl ands and Porto Rico, which deals with Hawaiian affairs. As to commerce. Sen ator Perkins, c California, was a mem ber of thj committee on committees, and, of cours. when he Insisted upon having the place on commerce, it could not be otherwise A number of Senator Mitchell's friends were- anxious to have him on privileges and elections, but his well known position In favor of the election of Senators by direct vote of the people stopped him from securing that place, as the committee has been arranged to pre vent any such legislation. There was also quite a desire among a largo n'imber of the older Senators to have Senator Mitchell go upon foreign relations, but Fairbanks and Kean in sisted upon being placed there, and, be In.? members of the committee that made up the- slate, naturally got it- Senator Mitchell's general assignments are very sut.&ructor. To Sell Allotted Lands. The Secretary of the Interior today sent to Congress, with his strong indorse ment, the draft of a bill to authorize the heirs of deceased allottees on the former SiitIt2Iuaiah'3reservatlSn," In Oregon 'to' sell allotted lands. A new law Is de-slre-l which will permit the adult heirs of a deceased allottee to sell the inher ited lands, and, if there arc both adult and minor owners of such inherited lands, to permit such minors to Join in the sale thereof through a duly appointed gUL-idic-n. Aid for Washington Soldiers Home. Senator Turner today Introduced a bill granting to the State of Washington 50, 000 acrth of land to aid in the continua tion, enlargement and maintenance of the Washington State Soldiers' and Sail ors' Home. The Alnskn. Collcctorshlp. Oregon, which has held the Alaska Col lect! rshlj for a great many years past. Is going to lose It. The fact that the Senators could not agree is one reason for the failure to take an Oregon man. but the main reason is that Secretary Gage hi.s had his mind made up to select an olTcer oi the revenue marine service who Las hn1 a great deal of experience in Alaska, and who is highly commended to President Roosevelt. Danish "West Indies. Members ol the Senate indicate that they wll vote very quickly to ratify a treaty bringing the Danish West Indies under United States control, because they arc es-sential to this Government In main taining and protecting the Nicaragua Canal. These islands are nearer the east ern enr. of the canal than any other group where a sufficient harbor can bo obtr:ned. Opposition to Philippine Bill. The difficulty which the Republicans find in opposing the Philippine tariff bill. now pending in the House and before the Senate Commission, is the position the Democrats have taken. To vote with the Democrats means to condemn the pres ent policy of the Government for continu ation ol American control of the Philip pines and to condemn the present DIngley tariff. Had the Democrats taken a posi tion in favor of greatly reduced rates be tween the Philippines and the United States, there might have been some op portunity for some Republicans to stand wlh them, but the report of the minority of the committee is against the retention of the Philippines, an absolute Impossi bility now. and also against the protective system two doctrines to which most Re publicans cannot subscribe. It is not be lieved that the Democrats are really at heart in favor "of defeating the pending Philippine legislation. Register tit Oregon City. Assurance is given that the nomination of George W. Bibee as Register of the Oregon City Land Office Is soon to be sent to the Senate. This appointment has been held up at the request of Senator Simon. Simon at the White Honse. Senators Simon and Foster were among the President's guests at dinner this evening. Thomad Connelly, of Hillsboro, Or., called upon Representative Tongue. Representative Jones will spend his hol iday recess with his mother "at Bethany, 111. A. W. D. Root Says Cniinn Election Must Be Held ns Ordered. WASHINGTON, Dea 17. Secretary Root has addressed a letter to Slldele A. Plerra, the representative of the Masso party in Cuba, who is at present in this city, denying his request for a postpone ment of the Cuban elections. Secretary Root's letter, which la dated December 1G, Is as follows: "Sir: The application for postponement of the Cuban election, presented by you on Saturday, December 14, in behalf of the supporters of General Masso, as can didate for President of Cuba, has been carefully considered. The effect of grant ing the application would be to prolong American occupation and postpone the independence of Cuba and the control of the island by the government of her own CHANGE IN GABINET Postmaster-General Charles Emory Smith Resigns. RETURNS TO NEWSPAPER WORK Henry C. Payne, of "Wisconsin, Vlce Cbalrmnn of the Republican Na tional Committee, Suc ceeds to the Place. WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. Charles Emory .Smith, of Philadelphia, has tendered to the President l his formal resignation as Postmaster-General, to take effect early next month, and Henry C. Payne, of Wis- adminlstration, and it has been a great pleasure to co-operate with him. My res ignation has been delayed beyond my or iginal purpose for two reasons which havo been harmonized first, to consult the President's wishes and not to embarrass his declared policy as to his Cabinet, and, second, to carry forward department poli cies in which I am greatly Interested to a point where their success Is assured. My successor, Mr. Payne. Is a man who by ability, experience and knowledge of pub lic affairs is admirably fitted for the place, and I am glad to surrender the trust to such excellent hands. I return to active Journalism with a feeling of great satisfaction." THE LAST STEP. Ratification of Canal Treaty Will Be Exchanged In a Month. WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. Lord Pauncc fote, the Brrtlsh Ambassador, called at the State Departmont today to confer with Secretary Hay respecting the next steps to be taken toward consummating the treaty ratified yesterday by the Sen ate to replaqp the Clayton-Bulwer treaty. It is possible that ratifications will be exchanged in about a month. King Ed ward first must ratify the treaty, and then, the exchange copies of the conven tion having been prepared, the British DRYDOGK OF WOOD Port of Portland Commission Comes to a Decision. COST WILL BE ABOUT $225,000 THE RETIRING POSTMASTER-GENERAL AND HIS SUCCESSOR. j-f-wET!evrai!!U3SBHBEr' tfCSrjBSBSBSftV Chnrles Emory Smith. Henry C. Payne. Henry C. Fayne, of Milwaukee. Wis., who has been appointed by President Roosevelt to be Postmaster-General, vice Charles Emory Smith, has been a prominent figure In Wisconsin politics for yeara. He Is one of the best-Informed men In the Middle West on National affairs, and haa served for years as the member and vice-chairman of the Republican National Committee from Wisconsin. Mr. Payne, white active Jn securing political preferment for his personal and political friends, has devoted the larger part of his busy lifetime to his transportation enterprises. He practically controls all of the electric street railways In Milwaukee, and his fortune la estimated at several million dollars. He has been a sincere and consistent worker for Repub lican success. Mr. Payne wa on terms of Intimacy with all of the biff leaders of the party in the East, and was an. ardent supporter of the late President McKlnlcy and his policies. He was supposed to be close to Mark Hanna, and other members of the National Committee, who were closo to the then President. If Mr. Payne has determined to take a hand In the political game. It Is not unlikely that he will be a candidate for the United States Senate to succeed Senator Joseph V. Quarlcs, whose term expires In 1003. people. This ought not to be done in the Interest of any candidate or without the most weighty and substantial reasons. The substance of reasons which you pre sent Is that the central board of scrutiny, as now constituted, is composed of gen tlemen, none of whom is In favor of General Masso and all of whom are in favor of General Palma. and you declare that that board Is unfair, and will be unfair In the performance of Its duties. The board to which you refer was con stituted without reference to any can didate, and before any candidate had been named. It consisted of the president and four of the distinguished members of the constitutional convention, elected by the people of Cuba to provide for the estab lishment of the new government. It had the approval of the convention and of the people whom the convention repre sented. Since the board was thus consti tuted, candidates for the Presidency have been nominated, and it happens that you and your friends have nominated a can didate who has no adherent on the board. That furnishes no ground for turning the board out of office or for postponing the election and overturning the election ma chinery carefully provided by the repre sentatives of the Cuban people In con vention assembled and establishing new machinery for the purpose of putting ad herents of your candidate Into office, consin, vice-chairman of the Republican National committee, has accepted the ten der of the office, to which he will be nomi nated after the holiday recess. Mr. Smith has agreed to remain until January 15, if necessaray, but will return Immediately thereafter to Philadelphia to resume the editorship of the Philadelphia Press. This change in the Cabinet was formally announced at today's session of the Cabi net. AH the members of the Cabinet ex pressed their profound regret, and the President paid a very Impressive tribute to the services and personality of the re tiring member of his official family. He said that he had sought to persuade Mr. Smith to alter his determination and to remain In the Cabinet, but without suc cess, and he had finally accepted Mr. Smith's reasons as decisive. Mr. Smith first announced to the Presi dent the latter part of last month that he had decided to return to his editorial duties. The President at that time urged him to remain. Mr. Smith, however, had been frequently reminded by his business associates of the duties devolving on him, and was anxious to return to them. He had several talks with President Roosevelt on the subject, and finally Sat urday afternoon formally tendered to the President the following letter of resignation: " ashlngton. D. C. Dec. 14, 1901. My If such a course were adopted, new nom- t Dear Mr. President: Following my verbal Until after the holidays, will be given tonight. Read our "ad." In yesterday's Ore gonian. It will Interest you. Then come out tonight and Investigate the Pianola. It will surprise you. Then make your family an Xmas present of one. It will please and satisfy you. j Doors open at S:15. Recital promptly at 8:30. Seats free. All are welcome. THE AEOLIAN COMPANY 3T. B. WELLS, Sole Northrrest Asent. Aeolian Hall. 353-353 Washington St. Inations would effectually require new propositions and new arrangements, and an election might be indefinitely post poned. It is a false theory' of official re sponsibility which assumes that gentle men placed In conspicuous positions of public trust would be guilty of official malfeasance because they may personally communication of some time ago, I beg to tender my resignation of the office of Postmaster-General, to take effect at your earliest convenience on the appointment and qualification of my successor. This step is taken In fulfillment of a plan long since formed for purely personal reasons. tne execution of which has been delayed copy will be sent to Washington, where they probably will be exchanged. The treaty provides that this act may take place either In Washington or In London, but in deference to Lord Pauncefote's wishes it is likely that this, his last act in treaty-making, will occur In Washington. Department of Jnstlcc Appointments WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. The Cabinet meeting today was almost entirely de voted to the discussion of appointments, principally In the Department of Justice. The following have been selected and will bo appointed within a day or two: W. J. R. Robinson, third Judge of the Circuit Court of Hawaii; Robert J. Breckons, of Wyoming, Attorney for the District of Hawaii. Member Believe It Will Be Economy to Renew Dock Every Fifteen Years Rather Than Spend 8540,000 for Steel Structure. A wooden drydock was practically set. tied on last evening by the Port of Port land Commission, and that style built bs Faber, Du Faur & Donnelly, of New York, was regarded with most favor. The cost of this Is estimated at ?223,0C0. Ths cost of a composite dock that is, a wood en dock wtih steel braces would be about 5405.000. It was figured, and an all-steel dock could not be constructed for less than $340,000. It was therefore argued that the wooden dock would be cheaper, even though It rotted at the end of 15 years, as it could be rebuilt for less than the original cost of the steel dock. Other plans than that of W. T. Don nelly were examined, but as none of these were presented by men who actually built a drydock of the pattern required, thcy were passed over with little comment, the commission evidently not being inclined to experiment. The plans of Crandall & Son Co.. of East Boston; H. C. Holmes and S. G. Hinds, of San Francisco; J. J. Cousins, of. East Boston; J. Duthle. of Bremerton, Wash; Richie & Ruple. of Cleveland. O., and the Dundee Construc tion Company, of San Francisco, were spread upon the table and scanned for points of superiority, but the Donnelly wooden model that stood on the table held Its own against all competitors, though there was no one present to represent It. But the cost of using the plans of this dock 5 per cent of that of construction, coupled with the price charged for tho patent. 10 per cent brought Mr. Donnel ly's personal charges away up toward 550. 000, and here was the sticking point. None of the other plans cnmeso high, and some of them closely resembled the Donnelly dock In the method of strengthening the cross section. These MYT Donnelly had declared Infringements at the meeting Monday evening. In his model the timbers arch clear across the Interior of the dock, while minor arches span the narrower widths. It appeared to the commission that the strain of a heavy vessel on the longitudinal center of the Donnelly dock could be better withstood than on any other style of dock. Chairman Hughes feared the truss tim bers would be inclined to decay where wind and water meet, and he could see no way by which these timbers could ha renewed. It was finally decided that a wooden floating drydock is not ballt to be repaired, but to be renewed when It gives qut. Members of the commission who had visited the lumber mills with Mr. Don nelly yesterday thought the average cost of 3,000,000 feet of timber necessary would be about 515 per 1000. Bridge carpenters. It was determined, could do the work as well as any mechanics, so there would be no need of high-priced ship carpenters. The iron used in strengthening the structure will have to be galvanized to keep it from rusting, and electricity is favored for working the pumps. There would be very little machinery on board the drydoek, and the pumps would be plain wooden boxes with valves of oak and leather. The commission will meet with Mr. Don nelly this evening for further discussion. Trust for New Dredge. The Phoenix Iron Works, 'of this city will construct the steel truss for the new dredge at a cost of 5SC00. M. A. Millard, to whom the contract was awarded for 57133, having failed to furnish the required bond. The iron will be furnished by the Wabash Iron Works, and Is to be put on board the cars In Pennsylvania within C3 days from the signing of the contract, barring strikes, accidents, floods, fires and shortage of cars. VISITED MARCONI'S PLANT. nrefer one candidate rather than another. I until it could be carried out without em "As to the assertion that the central ; barrasslng your declared policy and until board of scrutiny has In fact proved to ; department measures in which I nm deep be unfair, something beside mere asser-1 1 interested could be satisfactorily ad tlon Is necessary. No facts are stated by i vanced and assured. In laying down the you to sustain this assertion, except that J trust committed to my hands. I want to you allege that an illegal selection of dele- thank you most sincerely for the conju gates to the provincial board of can- I dence you have reposed In me, and for vasscrs has been approved, but you state the great pleasure I have found In an that there was a failure to post .a list t association wnicn nas deepened my esteem the spirit and alms of your Administra tion. With my best wishes that you may have the largest measure of success. I re main, faithfully yours. "CHARLES EMORY SMITH." Mr. Smith delayed the formal tender un til the President had chosen his successor. Russian Stndents Protest. ST. PETERSBURG. Dec. 17. Ex ceedingly strained relations exist be tween Ministers Sipiguin, of the Interior, and "VannofCsky, of Education. The resig nation of "VannoiTsky was announced from here December 4; but, at the Czar's re quest he will remain in office until the new year. The students, realizing the im DossibJlitv of a continuation of opposing of taxpayers, which the City Council of i Havana ought to have posted on the 2ath of October. This was not the business of the central board of scrutiny. I am Informed, moreover, by cable from Ha vana that the list in question was posted on the 30th of October. The single day's delay could not have occasioned you or.j your associates the slightest Injury or in convenience, and an objection based upon It is In the highest degree technical. While I do not for a moment suppose that you Intend any such result, I cannot avoid the conviction that your request calls upon the United States for that very Interfer ence with the Cuban election which your associates have deprecated and which It is our duty and purpose to avoid. Your application must accordingly be denied." Today Mr. Plerra sent another letter to Secretary Root, asking a reconsider ation of the decision by the Secretary Mr. Plerra declares the proposal prayed for need not prolong the American occu pation, as suggested by the Secretary. The central board of scrutiny, he says, Is a most original creation, and no similar election organization has ever existed anywhere. He requests that an equal number of members, representing the other Presidential candidates, be added to the board, and that a similar measure be adopted in connection with the provincial boards, in which Masso has no representa tion. Mr. Plerra say3 he is not here espe cially to plead the cause of General Masso or of any political party. The outcome of the election, as things now stand, he as serts, will not be the stable government which the United States wishes to see established in Cuba; it will be. on the contrary, the beginning of serious dis turbances. I- Indignation nt St. Johns Over Cable Company's Attltn&e. ST. JOHNS, N. F., Dec. 17. Marconi was visited officially at Signal Hill today by Governor Boyle, Premier Bond and the executive council. They were shown the wireless apparatus, which was ex plained to them. No attempt was made to get signals from England because of the hostility of the Anglo-American. Cable Company. The government officials, in visiting Marconi, had to consider the pro test against their going made by the su perintendent of the Anglo-American Cable Company, who maintained that the Government should not Identify itself with either party. The officials decided that the scientific aspect of the Marconi plan warranted their recognizing him. There Is a widespread and growing feel ing of indignation here over the Anglo American Company's attitude toward Marconi. The view taken by the public is that the company, seeing that only two years of its monopoly remain, should not prevent the colony from enjoying the benefits of the new Invention, especially as It may take that period to perfect the Marconi system. The Marconi Wireless Telegraphy Com pany, of London, and the Anglo-American Cable Company, also In London, have opened negotiations for the settlement of JLK.SSU.. l,x .1I01...1... V.nn.nnn V.nn . I Mr. Payne is now at his home In WIscon- iV" ""-J " """JT J, "n j , sin. His name will go Into the Senate- for Jg, MC?- ,SR T ?,"? J" 'T conflrmation the first week of January. I tl" Ai nitl?i i, m " "i!.S Ho is expected to be ready to take charge ' ?f?nt? J! ed,'J ?? rl LcJase hL! ..f , , ,.. i i.til -. . .u experiments here, and will leave next at the latest. It is stated that no other changes In the Cabinet are at present con- i tcmplated. Mr. Smith has been Postmaster-General since April 21. 1S9S, succeeding James A. Gary, of Maryland, virtually at the outset of the Spanish War. Mr. Gary had been one of President McKInley's original Cabi net appointees, but felt himself physically unable to bear the strain of Cabinet du ties during the war. Postmaster-General Smith, in an interview, spoke as follows about his action: "As indicated in my letter of resigna tion, this step has been taken in conform ity with a plan formed many months ago. I communicated my purpose to the Presi dent last month, with the accompanying statement that I wished to consult his convenience as to the time when I should go out. The President was exceedingly gracious, and strongly urged me to stay, but finally accepted my reasons as conclu sive of my duty to myself. My relations with the President have been of the most cordial character, and have strengthened as we have worked together. We have been In thorough accord in all mattors of policy. I have formed the highest esti mate of bis lofty and patriotic standard of Sunday for Nova Scotia, where. In the event of the failure of the present nego tiations, he will select another site for a wireless telegraph station. The Inventor's work In Nova Scotia will occupy him about a week; he will then leave for London, via Halifax. Marconi expects that the negotiations between the two companies will be satisfactorily termi nated before he reaches England. In that event, he will make preparations for the erection of a wireless telegraph station either at St, John's or at Canso. N. S. If Nova Scotia Is selected, the station there will probably "be erected next Spring. 0 Ilarrallnn Leper Colony. WASHINGTON. Dec. 17. Delegate Wil cox, of Hawaii, today introduced r. bill making the leper colony of Hawaii a United States Government reservation, and providing that the colony shall be under the control of the Secretary of the Treasury. Pacific Cable Bill. WASHINGTON. Dec. 17. The House committee on interstate and foreign com merce today fixed January 11 for taking up tho Pacific cable question. Reciprocity With Cuba. NEW YORK, Dec. 17. Commercial bodies throughout the United States aro being asked by the Merchants Associa tion of this city to co-operate In a move ment toward securing favorable action by Congress in the matter of commercial reciprocity with Cuba. To this end. res olutions on the subject, recently adopted by the directors of the association, are being sent to merchants and commercial organizations all over the country, and also to President Roosevelt, members of his Cabinet and to all members of Con gress. SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS. CoaKrcin. The debate on the Philippine tariff bill was opened In the Housr. Pa;e 2. The new Senate commlttcu assignments wero announced. I'a.e 2. Oregon and Washington Senators did not fare well in assignments. Page 1. Many Schley resolutions were introduced in tha House. Page 3. Foreign. General French has captured Commandant Kritzlnger. Page 3. Kruger may abandon his demand for Boer in dependence. Page 3. Severe earthquakes occurred In New Zealand. Page 3. Domestic. Postmastcr-Goncral Smith resigns, and will be succeeded by lltnry C. Payne. Page 1. A conciliation committee was appointed at the New York labor and capital conference. Page 3. A quadruple suicide Is reported from Colum bus, O. Pnclrle Coast. Sensational testimony in action to dtebar Colo nel A. S. Cole, of Whatcom, Wash. Page 4. Secretary of State Dunbar returns from tho East. Pase 4. Election at Ashland. Or., a prohibition town, resulted in favor of high license. Page 1. Commercial and Marine. Steamship Hatlsu to load at Portland for Vla dlvostock. Page 5. Steamship Pembrokeshire arrives from the Orient. Page 5. Portland grain ships still receiving quick dis patch. Page 5. O. R. & N. steamer Ruth sunk in the Willam ette, near Corvallls. Page .". nastern wheat markets were firmer. Page 11. Notable gains made In a number of prominent Wall-street securities. Page 11. Portlanct and Vicinity. Port of Portland Commission practically de cides on wooden drydock. Page 1. Brown and Maddox win Oregon King mining suit. Page 10. D. P Thompson's will leaves property to wife and two daughters. Page 10. Gambling opens, and suddenly closes. Page 10. Board of Inquiry look3 Into abandonment of British bark Pinmore. Page 10.