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VOL. XLL NO. 12,799.
POETLAND, OREGON, THUESDAY, DECEMBEE 19, 1901.
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BELTING, PACKING, HOSE
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R. H. PEASE. President.
J. A. SHEPARD, Secretary.
F. M. SHEPARD. JR.. Treasurer.
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cent cigar. They are packed either 12 or
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Rooms Single TOo to S1.B0 per flay
Rooms Double $1.00 to 52.00 per day
Rooms Family ..... ..$1.50 to $3.00 per day
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C. T. BELCHER, Sec and Trcas.
St. Charles Hotel
FRONT AND MORRISON STREETS
American and European Plan.
....$1.25, ?1.50. $1.75
50c. 75c. $1.00
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STORE OPEN EVENINGS
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Fourth and Alder Streets
Have you ordered the Pianola you promised your family for Christmas. If
not, place your order Immediately. "We have but a few left. We may got some
more In before Christmas, and we may not.
THE AEOLIAN COMPANY
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DANISH WEST INDIES.
Agitation In Denmark Against Their
LONDON, Dec. IS. Both the. Times and
the Post publish dispatches from Copen- J
hagen this morning, which describe the
growing agitation there against the sale '
of the Danish West Indies before a pleb-
escltc has been taken. The correspond-
ent says it Is very doubtful whether the J
Danish Parliament will approve the sal
of the Islands.
Movements of the Pinjcon.
COLON, Dec. IS. The Colombian gun
boat General Plnzon returned here this
morning from a cruise along the coast.
After disembarking the troops she carried
at Colcle, she proceeded in the opposite
direction toward Porto Bello, Playa Dama
and Nombre dc Dies. The interior of Co
lombia Is quiet. General Alban is get
ting ready to attack the insurgents at
Tumacoa. General Alban confirmed the
reports of the purchase by Colombia of
the Chilean cruiser Presldcnte Pinto.
HAY MAY GO SOON
More Changes Probable In
LONG WILL QUIT WHEN HE CAN
SCHLEY FOR PRESIDENT.
Croker Thinks the Admiral Wonld
Make Strong Candidate In 1001.
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec 18. At French
Inn Springs today, Richard Croker ex
pressed a very derided opinion that Ad
miral Schley would make a strong Pres
idential candidate in 1904. and that the
probabilities all favor a boom for him in
the East, with a strong feeling both In
the South and West. He expressed the
opinion that Congress would not inter
fere In the matter in any way and that
this would be to the advantage of Schley
and the Democratic party, for the ac-
tlon would be tantamount to an in
dorsement of the majority verdict and
thus commit the Republican party to It.
Serious Fire at Baltimore.
BALTIMORE. Dec IS. Fire was dis
covered shortly before midnight in tho
basement of the Yale Laundry, No. 15
West Fayette street, and at this hour (2:30
A. M.) the entire six-story building is a
mass of flames The total loss probably
will aggregate $130,000.
Secretary Gage Wants to Retire, an 4
Secretary Hitchcock May Find.
It Necessary to Do So-Rb.
mors of Disagreement.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18. It is believed
that further Cabinet changes are impend
ing. In fact. It had been the general
opinion that Smith would not be the first
to go, and that is the greatest surprise
of the Cabinet situation. In time it is
more than likely that the only members
of the McKInley Cabinet that will remain
with President Roosevelt will be Secre
tary Root. Attorney-General Knox and
Secretary Hay will probably retire as
soon as he closes up some diplomatic
work which he has on hand, while Secre
tary Long will no doubt resign when he
can leave the Cabinet without creating
the impression that the Sampson-Schley
controversy has anything to do with it.
Secretary Gage, it is understood, has
been on the point of resigning several
times, but he, as well as others, has a de
sire to carry out in good faith the wishes
of the President in continuing tho Mc
Secretary Hitchcock is opposed by near
ly all the Western Senators and Repre
sentatives, but he cannot very well re
tire when the unfortunate row is in pro
gress over Missouri appointments, he be
ing arrayed against ICearns, of the Na
tional committee; but more than that,
Hitchcock really desires to remain, and
will not get out unless it Is by request.
Cabinet resignation rumors will be the
order until the other changes are made.
Hitchcock and Roosevelt Disagree.
It develops that there is not only fric
tion between Secretary Hitchcock and
Commissioner Hermann over forest re
serve questions, but an equally severe dis
agreement between the Secretary and
President Roosevelt. The recent instruc
tions issued by the Secretary for the
guidance of the General Land Offices, as
is generally known, were prepared by
Chief Forester Glfford Plnchot, of tho
Agricultural Department. When complete
and approved by the President, a close
friend of Plnchot, they were sent to
Secretary Hitchcock with irs'tructlons that
they be immediately put into force.
Through some cause (not publicly
known) the new regulations were permit
ted to He dormant for some time. This
fact was called to the President's atten
tion, and he sent for the Secretary, tell
ing him, in substance, that executive or
ders were intended to bo carried out, and
those falling under his department were
meant to be enforced by him with all
possible dispatch. That same day the
order went into effect and was made pub
lic, and while It was a complete reversal
of the policies of Commissioner Hermann,
it, at the same time, seriously upset many
ot the theories of the Secretary.
Democrats and Tariff Bill.
It is more than probable that the Dem
ocrats did not want to amend the Phil
ippine tariff bill. The motion of Richard
son to commit with Instructions carried
so many possible proposals that it was
apparent that they could not be adopted.
A plain proposal to reduce the duty on
Philippine products coming to this coun
try 25 per cent would have embarrassed
the Republicans and possibly might have
carried, but the Democrats insisted upon
Impossible declarations and convicted
themselves of the charges made by Re
publican debaters that they did not wish
to amend the present bill in any practical
Bills by MItchelL
Senator Mitchell today Introduced a bill
to ratify the agreement with the Klamath
Indians whereby they relinquish title to
the disputed portion of their reservation;
also a bill pro ldlng for a final settlement
with the Clateop Indians under their
treaty of 1S51; also granting pensions to
certain oltlcers and enlisted men of the
Enlarging Portland Postoffice.
Representative Moody today Introduced
a bill appropriating $"JOO,000 for enlarging
and remodeling the Portland postoffice.
The Lake Washington Canal.
In replying to a letter from Richard 3.
Green, of Seattle, soliciting his support
for a large appropriation for the Seattle
ditch. Representative Cushman today said
that he would now, as he had in the past,
give this project his most earnest support.
He added that Seattle people need spend
no efforts In his behalf, but had better
work with other members who were not
in evidence when the last river and har
bor bill, making no appropriation for this
work, was being considered.
Heroes of Samoa.
Senator Turner today Introduced a Joint
resolution authorizing the Secretary ot
the Navy to erect a monument at the
Annapolis Naval Academy to the memory
of Lieutenant Philip Lansdalc and Ensign
John R. Monaghan, and the men who lost
their lives at Eamoa In April, 1899. Lans
dalc and Monaghan were from Spokane.
Alva Patterson Transferred.
Alva 1L W. Patterson, of Oregon, who
has held a high position In the Census
Office for over two yean, has been trans
ferred as attorney in the Interior De
partment. Senator Simon's New Clothes.
The Washington Post says: "Simon or
Oregon Is beginning to look like a Sen
ator. He has a new suit of clothes, and
ho Is spruced up until he looks more like
a plate of fashion from the effete East
than a Western statesman."
Senator Simon left for Portland tonight,
where he will spend the holidays.
Oregon City's Public Building.
Tho bill Introduced by Representative
Tongue, appropriating 550,000 for a public
building at Oregon City, will join the
great majority before the committee on
public buildings and grounds, and, should
it meet with the approval of that com
mittee, is likely to be made a part of an
omnibus public building bill, which Is al
most sure to be reported later in the ses
sion. The bill provides for the erection
of a building for the accommodation of
the land oftlce, postoffice and other Gov
ernment offices in Oregon City. The site
shall be of sufficient size to leave an
open space of not less than 40 feet, in
cluding streets and alleys, on all sides of
the building. A. W. D.
Proposal Again Dlscnssed by the
MEXICO CITY, Dec. IS. The Pan
American conference today resolved to
hold extra sessions each afternoon and
at other times demanded by the work in
Senor Matte, of Chile, withdrew his pro
posal that Interested governments give
aid to the projected Pan-American Bank.
In a speech Lorenzo Anadon, the Argen
tine delegate, reiterated the statement
of Joaquin D. Cassalus, of Mexico, re-
WIRES TO GO UNDER
No New Overhead System in
SO AN ORDINANCE PROPOSES
One Additional Light and Power
Franchise Applied For to City
Council All Are to Be Con
Only one new application was made to
the Common Council yesterday for an
electric franchise. An ordinance was in
troduced restricting the erection of poles
for the prisoners to begin operations on.
and a canvas awning to protect them
from the rays of the sun or whatever
comes down. No shirking will be allowed.
It will be "no work, no dinner," and
boxes will be provided for the prisoners to
fill for a day's work. They will be
worked from about 10 A. M. to 3 P. M.
An ordinance was passed authorizing
the City & Suburban Railway Company
to erect a waiting-room at Third and
Gllsan streets, near the end of the steel
An ordinance authorizing the City &
Suburban Railway Company to extend Its
line on East Twenty-eighth street, from
York to Wasco streets, was passed.
Chinese Want a. High. Old Time.
An ordinance granting the Chinese resi
dents of the city the right and privilege
of celebrating their New Year from Feb
ruary 6 to February 21, 1902. with per
mission to explode firecrackers from 5 P.
M. to S P. M., except on Sundays, was
passed. Mr. Bronaugh asked if there was
any necessity for passing the ordinance
so far ahead, and the Mayor replied that
the Chinese probably wanted time to
send to China for the firecrackers.
An ordinance to repeal ordinance 12,189,
which declares It a nuisance to operate a
steam laundry within the limits of block
No. 167, Portland, was passed. The own
er of the property complained that this
COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS OF OREGON SENATORS.
JOHN H. MITCHELL.
While the Oregon Senators failed to secure desirable appointments upon several committees, yet those upon which they aro
named to serve aro among the most Important In the list ot the Senate. Senator Mitchell steps back Into a position of slightly
less Importance than he occupied at the time ot his retirement in 1897. The committees upon which he has places, according
to tho new apportionment, are as follows: Inter-occanlc canals, postofnees and postroads, Pacific Islands and Porto Rico, coast
defenses, revision of the laws of the United States, woman's suffrago (select), additional accommodations for tt library of
When Senator Mitchell retired from the Senate In 1807 he Ailed places on the following committees: Privileges and elec
tions (chairman), claims, judiciary, postofllces and postroads, rules, construction jf the Nicaragua Canal (select).
Senator Simon has been placed upon committees as follows: Judiciary, public buildings and grounds, irrigation and recla
mation of arid lands (chairman), pensions, Revolutionary claims, select committee to Investigate trespassers upon Indian lands,
standard weights and measures (select).
Senator Simon is added to the committee on pensions, which he did not hae at the preceding session. Ho retains his chalr
manshlpv of the committee on Irrigation and reclamation of arid lands, while he drops bis membership of the committee on
mines and mining.
ferrlng to the proposed bank, viz., that
banks follow commerce. In this connec
tion Senor Anadon. referred to the diffi
culties of South American countries in
trading with the United States. "In the
United States," he said, "It Is Impossible
Tor our merchants to buy on time, where
as European firms grant liberal terms ot
The delegations of Guatemala, Nicara
gua, Mexico. Honduras, Salvador and Cos
ta Rica presented a draft of the proposed
communication to the City of St. Louts,
strongly Indorsing tho forthcoming
world's fair at that city.
President Diaz today received John Bar
rett, delegate of tne United States, In
special private audience. Mr. Barrett pre
sented to the President an autograph pho
tograph of President Roosevelt. In ap
preciation of this pleasant remembrance
on the part of the American executive the
Mexican President gave Mr. Barrett an
autograph photograph of himself to de
liver to President Roosevelt.
Will Canonize Joan of Arc.
ROME. Dec. IS It has been decided to
canonize Joan of Arc. A formal cere
mony for this purpose will shortly be
held in St. Peter's.
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS.
The House passed the Philippine tariff bill. 1G3
to 128. Pago 1.
The Senate confirmed a long list of military
nominations. Page 2.
Antl-anarchlst bills were Introduced. Pago 2.
Lukban will bo captured or Samar will be
made a desert. Page ft.
Numerous engagements have occurred recently
In Batangos. Page 0.
Major Heinz, a medical officer, I recommended
for his bravery In Samar. Pago 6.
Kamchatka has been disturbed by volcanic
eruptions. Page 3.
German salljrs assaulted a United States Con
sul at Hong Kong. Pago 3.
Chile Is anxious to avoid a rupture with Argen
tina. Page 3.
A pro-Boer orator caused a riot at Birming
ham. Page 3.
More Cabinet changes are probable. Page 1.
There Is friction between Secretary Hitchcock
and the President. Page 1.
Schley protests against the verdict of the court
of Inquiry. Page 2.
Insane Idaho man tried to exterminate his
family. Page 4.
Oregon Reform School Are was due to spon
taneous combustion. Page 4.
Indian woman defied the Groat Northern rail
road power for 24 hours. Page 4.
Portland near the head of tho list of American
wheat ports. Page 5.
Pacific Mall steamship San Bias wrecked.
Firtcen wheat ships have loaded at Portland
this month. Page 5.
Portland and Vicinity.
City Council contemplates placing certain
street wires underground. Page 1.
Judge Scars dissolves injunction against wait
ers. Page S.
Death of George R. Vosburg, a, well-known
lumberman. Pago 12.
Captain of Plnmore Issued, then countermand
ed, the order to- open port. Page 10.
D. H. Jarvls. of the revenue marine service,
will probably be appointed Alaska Collector
ot Customs. Pago 8.
and electric wires In a portion of the
city. Provision was made for working
tho prisoners in the City Jail. The City
& Suburban Railway Company was grant
ed a franchise on East Twenty-eighth
street. George W. Weldler accepted the
railroad franchise granted him, and con
siderable routine business was transacted.
An ordinance was introduced granting a
23-year franchise to the Oregon General
Electric Company, to erect, maintain and
operate an electric-light and power sys
tem in the City of Portland. The right
to erect poles and stretch wires along the
streets for conducting electricity Is In
cluded. It lg also provided that the wires
shall be put under ground when necessary.
Work on tho system is to be commenced
within six months after the ordinance
goes Into force, and the whole plant is to
be Installed within 2& years. The
usual provision In regard to cut
ting or trimming shade trees, Interfer
ing with the wires, and so on, are In
cluded. The ordinance was read twice
and referred to the committee on streets.
The ordinance granting R. Green a sim
ilar franchise, which has been In the
hands of the street committee, was not
reported back by them. As It Is under
stood that there are to be other similar
franchises applied for in the near future,
the street committee will not report on
any of them till all in sight are in their
Pnt AH Wires Underground.
In the meantime an ordinance Intro
duced by Mr. Branch yesterday, restrict
ing the erection of poles and the stringing
of wires for eloctrical purposes In a cer
tain pan of this city, will be considered
by the street committee, to whom It has
been referred, and It will probably cc
passed before any new franchises to elec
tric companies are granted.
This ordinance provides that It shall be
unlawful for any person or company en
gaged In furnishing electricity for light,
heat or power to erect poles or string
wires for electricity within a district de
fined In the ordinance. It also provides
that within this district all wires for the
transmission of electricity for light, heat
or powec shall be laid underground, under
the supervision of the City Engineer or
other constituted authority of the city.
It Is further provided that owners or
poles now standing and wires now strung
for the transmission of electricity within
the prescribed district shall remove the
poles from the streets and lay wires un
derground, as provided, on or before Jan
uary 1. 1W)3.
The boundaries of the district are de
fined as follows: From the foot of jer
ferson street, south nlong Water to Co
lumbia: west on Columbia to Fifth; north
on Fifth to Taylor; west on Taylor to
Eleventh: north on Eleventh to Stark;
east on Stark to Seventh; north on Sev
enth to Ankeney: east on Ankenoy to
Fifth; north on Fifth to Flanders; and
east on Flanders to the wharf line.
This ordinance is not to affect the priv
ileges of street railways or telephone
companies. Read twice and referred to
the street committee.
Getting Rendy for Rock Pile.
An ordinance appropriating 5500 out ot
the general fund to provide for the ex
pense of working prisoners confined In the
City Jail was passed, and the committee
on health and police was authorized to
employ the necessary guards and the
necessary tools. The committee has se
cured the ue of a quarter block at either
First and Flanders or Second and Fland
ers, free of cost, and will today have
work commenced on a fence around It,
They will also -provide a supply of rock
restriction interfered with the sale of it,
and It being shown that the laundry In
the block had been dismantled and that
there was no Intention of starting an
other In the block, the ordinance was
Other Ordinances Passed.
An ordinance authorizing the Board of
Public Works to expend not to exceed
5129 40 for the repair of window sashes
In the City Hall was passed.
An ordinance declaring the proportion
ate share of the cost of constructing a
sewer In East Oak street and other
streets In the sum of 512,012 S7 and mak
ing appropriation therefor, was passed.
An ordinance declaring the probable
cost of constructing a sewer on East
Rurnslde street, and appropriating $3QU 12
therefor, was passed.
An ordinance declaring the probable
cost of improving Pettygrove street and
making an appropriation of 51427 31 there
for was passed.
An ordinance providing for the time and
manner of Improving Northrup street
from Twenty-first to Twenty-second was
An ordinance establishing the grade of
East Thirty-third street, from East Stark
street to the north line of Schmeer's ad
dition, was passed.
An ordinance authorizing the Auditor to
cancel all taxes on the city tax rolls,
where a tax receipt showing that the tax
has been paid is presented to him, was
An ordinance authorizing the Mayor and
Auditor to Issue lieu warrants for certain
street Improvement warrants for the Im
provement of East Water street, amount
ing to $S59, which were lost, was re
ferred to the judiciary committee.
An ordinance authorizing the Board of
Fire Commissioners to expend an unex
pended balance of an appropriation,
amounting to 5HS9 15. on account of gen
eral expenses of the Fire Department,
An ordinance authorizing the drawlpg or
a warrant on the general fund for 51W DC
to provide for payment of assessments lev
led against property belonging to the city,
for the construction of the Beech-street
sewer, was passed.
An ordinance authorizing the transfer to
the general fund of money due thereto
from certain funds, and the cancellation
of unexpended appropriations, was passed.
Mr. Weldler Accepts.
George W. Weldler filed notice or his
acceptance of the terms of the railroad
franchise granted him on North Front
street, which the Northern Pacific Rail
road Company, for which the franchise
was secured, rejected. This means that an
effort is to be made to secure the 5i3,(?w
forfeit put up by the Northern Pacific
As the next regular meeting day or
the Council falls on New Year's day, it
was ordered that this meeting be held
January 2, 1002.
As there Is some important business
necessary to be transacted before the end
of the year, the meeting adjourned to
Thursday, December 26.
O'Rell Will BeOperatecl Upon.
BALTIMORE. Dec. IS. Before leaving
his hotel to deliver a lecturo at the
Phoenix Club In th'is city tonight. Max
O'Rell announced that he wouhl cancel all
further lectures and undergo an opera
tion for appendicitis in New York In a
few weeks. He said that If he survived
the operation he would return Immediate
ly to Paris, and that he did not expect
to visit America again.
Bill Passed the House by a
THE VOTE WAS 163 TO 128
Five Republicans Voted Against tho
Measnre and Three Democrats
lor It Last Day of the
WASHINGTON. Dec. IS. Tho bill to
provide revenue temporarily for the Phil
ippine Islands passed the House today by
a vote of "163 to 12S. Five Republicans
McCall (Mass.), LIttlfield (Mc). Heatwole,
Eddy and Stevens (Minn.) voted with tho
Democrats against the bill, and threo
Democrats Robertson, Davey and Brous
sard (La.) voted with the Republicans
for it. Meyer (Dem. La.) was paired in
favor of the bill with Foster, an Illinois
Democrat, who voted against the Porto
Rican bill In the last Congress. Crum
packer (Rep. Ind.), who also voted aaginst
the Porto Rican bill, was absent.
In tho course of the debate today tho
Democrats were several times taunted
with their failure to present an alterna
tive proposition for the pending measure,
but just before the vote was taken on tho
passage of the bill, the attitude of the
minority was defined In a motion to re
commit offered by Richardson, the minor
ity leader. It instructed the ways and
means committee to report the bill back
amended so as to reduce the customs and
Internal revenue laws of the United States
to a revenue basis, and to extend them
to the Philippines until the latter, with the
aid of the United States, should be able
to set up a stable. Independent govern
ment. This proposition did not command
a Republican vote, and the three Louisi
ana Democrats above mentioned voted
against it. Meyer was paired against It.
The speakers today were: Hepburn (Rep.
la,), and Dalzell (Rep. Pa.) for the bill,
and Henry (Dem. Tex.), Williams (Dem.
Miss.), McCall (Rep. Mas3.), Green (Dem.
Pa.), and McClellan (Dem. N. Y.)
The bill passed today Imposes the Ding
'ey rates on good entering the United
States from the Philippines and the ratea
established by the Philippine Commission
on goods entering the Philippines from
the United States. It al&o provides
for tho collection of tonnage tax
on vessels plying between the United
States and the Philippines, and that for
eign vessels may ply between these ports
until January 1, 1903. The duties and taxes
collected under the provisions of the bill
shall go Into the Philippine treasury, to bo
expended for the use and benefit of the
Henry Opened the Debate.
Henry (Dem. Tex.) was the first speaker.
He characterized the bill as oppressive
and outrageous. Months, instead of two
days, he said, would not be too long for
the discussion of a measure of vital im
terest to 10.000.000 people. He dwelt upon
the Injustice of the double export and
import tax on rice, sugar and tobacco,
and charged that this double taxation was
In the Interest of the sugar and tobacco
trusts. Henry took issue with his Louisi
ana colleagues as to the effect of free
trade with the Philippines upon the sugar
industry of Louisiana, He pointed out
that Porto Rico last year produced moro
sugar for export than the Philippines, and
denied that free sugar from the islands
would threaten the Louisiana industry
with annihilation. The benefits from tho
sale of cotton and rice, he argued, would
more than compensate for any injury to
the sugar Industry.
Wi!l2am3 (Dem. Miss.) followed Henry.
He said that as long as the Philippine
Archipelago was a part of the United
States and within its domain, it should be
treated as part of the Union with the
same equality and uniformity enjoyed by
the other territories. But to avoid tho
embarrassments, hardships and difficulties
of the situation, he believed we should get
rid of the Islands as soon as we could do
so with honor to ourselves and benefit to
the Filipinos. Williams paid his respects
to the Supreme Court, which, he said, ar
rived at Its decision by a "shifting ma
jority of one." There was no danger.
he said, if the country proceeded along Its
present lines, of becoming a "mother coun
try" for peoples In the East. It was more
likely to become a "stepmother countr."
In conclusion Williams expressed his
concurrence in the suggestion made by
De Armond (Dem. Mo.) yesterday, that the
Philippines be exchanged for Islands In
the West Indies, or other territory close
to our borders.
Hepburn and Shafroth.
Hepburn (Rep. la.) charged that the
reason the opposition gave unanimous
consent for a vote on the bill without op
portunity to offer amendment was because
they did not wish to present their propo
sitions in concrete form, and "be content
to talk and afraid to act." (Republican
applause.) Hepburn said he believed the
policy of the bill was right. He did not
believe the Filipinos were capable of self
government. "Do you not believe they are as capable
of self-government as the Cubans?" in
quired Shafroth (Sll. Colo.).
"Then do you not believe in the Inde
pendence of Cuba?"
"The Democratic party forced the Ad
ministration into a position whore it was
compelled, against its will, to declare for
the Independence of Cuba." replied Hep
burn, amidst Democratic applause. "Oh.
you may applaud." he continued, "but I
predict that before many years you "11
yourselves see the unwisdom of giving the
Cubans independence." (Republican ap
plause.) Hepburn said that when gen
tlemen on the other side should demand
liberty for the Filipinos he would like
to know by what authority they made
"I spoke for the people of the Unitod
States," interposed Shafroth, "those who
love the Declaration of Independence."
"I do not believe you could find a promi
nent Filipino on the islands," interjected
Mercer (Rep. Neb.), who has recently re
turned from the islands, "who desires in
dependence. They desire only a protec
torate." "I care rot what the Filipinos want,"
responded Shafroth; "I am only concerned
with what the American people want,"
Why McCall OppoNcd It.
McCall (Rep. Mass.). a member of tho
ways and means committee, who opposed
the Porto ....ican tariff bill In the last
Congress, opposed the pending measure In
a vigorous speech. Referring to the Forto
Rican decision by the Supreme Gourt,
"Four of the five Justices who upheld
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