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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1901.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
We are Headquarters for all
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...Goodyear Rubber Company...
R. H. PEASE. President
J. A. SHEPARD. Secretary.
F. M. SHEPARD, JR., Treasurer.
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Men's unclaimed tailor-made Silk Vests, $5.00 values, for - - - $ 2.50
Men's unclaimed tailor-made Wool Trousers, $7.50 values, for - - $ 2.50
Men's unclaimed tailor-made Overcoats, $25.00 values, for - - - $12.50
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kinds of Rubber Goods.
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FIVE O'CLOCK TEAS.
1'AXCY NICKEL BATHROOM SETS.
"WOOD CARVING SETS.
GAGE WOULD RESIGN
Secretary Anxious to Leave
AT EARLIEST POSSIBLE DAY
Appraiser Wakeman, of New York,
Summarily Removed by the Presi
dent and George "Whitehead
"WASHINGTON, Dec 20. It Is Secre
tary Gage's intention to relinquish the
Treasury portfolio as soon as President
Roosevelt can And a suitable successor,
and he has so Informed the President.
Mr. Gage -would like to be relieved be
fore Spring. The President has done all
he could to dissuade Secretary Gage
from retiring, and will probably continue
to use his efforts In that direction. Sec
retary Gage's determination to retire was
made known to the President some little
time ago. Just how long is not known.
After the Cabinet meeting Secretary
Gage declined to say anything about the
rumors of his resignation, beyond the
simple statement that he had not "for
"What I may or may not do eventually
I am not prepared to say now," said the
Secretary. "But I can say that the re
lations betweecn the President and my
self are perfectly cordial. He would do
almost anything I would ask. and I would
do almost anything' he might ask."
. Appraiser Wakeman Removed.
The long conference between the Presi
dent and the Secretary before the Cabi
net meeting which followed the Secre
tary's return from New York, where he
attended the banquet of the Bankers'
Association last night, had nothing to
do with the question of the Secretary's
resignation. It related to the matter of
the removal of Appraiser Wakeman,
whose resignation Secretary Gage re
quested a Xew days ago. Appraiser Wake
man wrote a letter to the Secretary de
clining to resign, and In the course of
which he took occasion to reflect upon
Secretary Gage. The President did not
approve of the spirit of the letter, and at
the conference it was decided summarily
to remove Mr. Wakeman.
Later official announcement was made
at the White House that Mr. Wakeman
had been removed and that George W.
Whitehead late Collector of Customs of
Porto Rico, had been appointed to suc
ceed him. No further announcement was
made. Secretary Gage declined to make
public Mr. Wakeman's. letter. Alfred W.
Brown, the Appraiser of Merchandise at
the port of Boston, has been order to
New York to take charge of the Apprais
er's ofllce there, ponding the nomination
of Mr. Whitehead, which will be sent to
the Senate on Its reconvening January 6.
Mr. Wakeman will vacate Ills office to
morrow. At the Cabinet meeting a number of
other departmental matters were dis
cussed, among them being the appoint
ment of Professor F. H. King, of the
University of Wisconsin, as Chief of the
Division of Soils of the Department of
Hay Will Not Resign.
In view of the repeated publications of
late of the general rumor that Secretary
Hay Is about to retire from the Cabinet,
a statement Is given with full authority
touching this subject, substantially to the
effect that Secretary Hay does not now
contemplate retirement from the Cabinet.
This statement applies not only to the
present moment, but to that Indefinite pe
riod fixed by the conclusion of the nego
tiations for the construction of an isth
mian canal. Also It is stated with equal
posltivcncss and authority that President
Roosevelt In the strongest terms ex
pressed to Secretary Hay his earnest de
sire that he remain in the Cabinet, of
which he forms one of the principal props.
Thus, according to the statement, the
Secretary's inclinations and the Presi
dent's desires run together, and there is
no foundation for the reports to the effect
that Secretary Hay is to leave his post.
APPRAISER WAKEMAN'S LETTER.
The Communication That Canned His
NEW YORK, Dec 20. W. F. Wakeman,
Appraiser of Merchandise of the port of
New York, who has been removed from
ofllce by order of President Roosevelt,
has made public tonight the contents of
the letter written by him to Secretary
Gage, which was the immediate cause of
his removal. Wakeman was requested to
resign December 6. December IS he wrote
Secretary Gage, declining to tender his
resignation and giving his reasons for this
refusal. Mr. Wakeman says in the let
ter that his resitnation would be an ad
mission that his "official adminstratlon
has not in every resject been honest and
efficient," He points out that in 1S99 his
continuance in office was recommended
and that he had received the high recom
mendation of the Secretary himself for re
sults accomplished. Mr. Wakeman goes
on to say that his resignation would be
a. "tacit Indorsement of the administration
of C. L. Spalding, assistant secretary since
March, 1S99," and he compares that ad
ministration unfavorably, as it affected his
office, with that of W. B. Howell, assist
ant secretary from July, 1S97, to March.
Further on Mr. Wakeman takes up the
recent Japanese silk fraud cases at this
port. In this connection he says:
"My resignation would be an admission
that in connection with the recent Jap
anese silk frauds I was mistaken. No
greater frauds upon the revenue have
been discovered than in these cases, which
include undervaluations, wrong classifi
cation and false invoice weights. These
cases first reached you through a report
from a prominent Importer in Chicago
and were the subject of Investigation by
this office. Subsequently, upon confiden
tial information, I attempted to correct
the abuses complained of. The cases were
of such serious character that I felt it
necessary to have some confidential offi
cer representing you Identified with me In
the cases. I asked for this co-operation
from the department, and it was denied
"I submitted to the department reports
from day to day upon this investigation,
and on September 6, 1901, Informed the
department that I was making careful in
vestigation of the Invoices of a certain
house with a view of showing that frauds
existed. In this matter I was practically
directed not to make further investiga
tion." MiloukofT Will Lecture In America.
ST. PETERSBURG. Saturday. Dec 7.
Paul N. Miloukoff. author of a number
J of historical works, including "Essays on
ino History oi civilization in Russia,
will go to the United States in 1503, at
the Invitation of the Chicago University,
to deliver a series of lectures on the sub-
Jects which he discussed In the book, and
on the Macedonian question. He Is now
devoting his leisure hours to perfecting
himself In the English language. In order
that he may be able, to deliver his lectures
ALL SOUTH AMERICA ARMING
Other Nations Than Argentina ,nnd
Chile May Be Drawn In.
BUENOS AYREs7Dec 20, via Galves
ton. In order to commemorate the form
ation of the League of Patriots here, tens
of thousands of young men paraded the
streets last evening cheering for Argen
tina, the Argentine army. President Roca
and ex-President Mitre, now president of
the committee to settle the frontier dis
pute with Chile Thousands of manl
festants, estimated to have numbered
as many as 60,000 persons, stopped and
cheered before the offices of the various
newspapers, where fiery addresses were
made. The crowds then marched In the
direction or President Roca's residence,
before which the national hymn was
sung. The President responded with an
energetic speech, which was enthusias
tically applauded. Then for about an
hour the crowds engaged in the patriotic
; demonstration, marched past the Presl
i dent's residence shouting "No more dlp
j lomatlc notes," "Let us have war sooner
i than that," There were also some cries
I of "Death to the Chileans."
The Nacion, referring to the Intcrna-
tlonal complications, says that the Re
public of Uruguay Is much concerned, In
view of the possibility of a conflict bc
tween Argentina and Chile, about her
neutrality. Brazil Is also said to be
j considering the, same subject. In this
connection It is reported that Brazil con
templates appropriating 5,000,000 to 10.
000.000, for .the purchase of new
warships, showing, it is said, that Brazil,
which up to the present has succeeded In
confining herself to a state of armed
peace, is finally getting mixed up in the
diplomatic complications and is feeling
compelled to guard herself against tho
threatened trouble between South Ameri
can countries. Peru and Bolivia are also
strengthening their armaments, and Inci
dentally are .ruining themselves by so
President Roca and Senor Trigoyen, the
Governor of the Province of Bcunos Ayres,
have had a long conference relative to
the Chilean situation. President Roca will
start on a tour of Inspection of the mili
tary districts of the republic In January
and will review all (he troops, which will,
by that time, have been mobilized.
Argentina Is Determined.
NEW YORK, Dec. 20. Official circles
are now optimistic and expect a friendly
settlement. Rumors that the government
Is about to yield to Chilean pretensions
has produced some irritation, says a
Buenos Ayres correspondent of the Her
ald. The government publishes the fol
lowing statement: "The Argentine Re
public maintains and will maintain her
rights. If Chile does not accept tho pro-
posal this government will insist upon Its
acceptance, me people snoma oe pre
pared for every emergency, as the gov
ernment Is prepared."
LONDON, Dec 21. The "correspondent
of the Times at Valparaiso sends a dis
patch to the effect that Argentina delays
the settlement of her trouble with Chile
by demanding that the Chilean troops
shall abandon their neighboring position
in territory which has hitherto been re
garded as indisputably Chilean, as a con
dition for the withdrawal of the Argen
tine police from the disputed territory.
Chileans Are Cool.
SANTIAGA DE CHILE, Dec 20. via
Galveston. Senor Portela, the Argentine
Minister to Chile, and Senor Yanez, the
Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs, are
still discussing differences between their
respective countries. News of the ex
citement in Argentina has not the slight
est effect upon the Chilean people, who
still take things with great coolness and
The Critical Stage Passed.
WASHINGTON, Dec 20. It Is stated
by those familiar with the controversy
between Argentina and Chile that the
affair has passed Its serious aspect and
that the present negotiations assure a
satisfactory settlement, only the details
of the rapprochement remaining to be
THE DEATH ROLL.
Dentil of Jndge W. F. Conrad.
DES MOINES. la.. Dec 20.-Judge W.
F. Conrad, of the Ninth Judicial District,
died here this moraine as the result of a
paralytic stroke. He was distinguished
as having fewer reversals by the Supreme
Court than any other Iowa Judge. He
served as Captain in the Twenty-fifth
Iowa Infantry during the Civil War. and
figured in a thrilling escape from Libby
Earl Li's American Secretary.
PEKIN. Dec 20. William H. Pethlck.
an American who had been private sec
retary and diplomatic adviser to LI Hung
Chang for 30 years, died here today. Mr.
Pethlck inspired most of LI Hung Chang's
progressive schemes and was author of
his famous anti-opium manifesto. He
leaves an unfinished book on LI Hung
Chang and his times. The book contains
valuable revelations concerning recent
Colonel Joslnh Hlnton.
LONDON. Dec. 20. Colonel Joslah Hln
ton, the well-known co-worker with John
Brown, and who served In the Union
Army in 1860-65, and later edited various
newspapers In Washington, New York and
San Francisco, died In London today. Ho
was born in London In 1S30.
Claimed to Be 110 Years Old.
ABILENE, Kan., Dec 20. Alex Gunn,
of Herrington, Kan., died here today from
the effects of the cold weather. He
claimed to be 116 years old.
Colombia and Venezuela Preparing.
NEW YORK, Dec. 20. According to the
Press, it is believed here that war Is
about to be declared between the United
States of Colombia and the Republic of
Venezuela, and final preparations and
plans for the conflict are being made by
the agents of the two countries at pres
ent In the United States. Warships and
merchant vessels suitable for auxiliary
cruisers or transports are being eagerly
sought. General Diego A, de J. Castro,
of Baranqullla. Colombia, who came hero
In November, has selected the steamship
Catania, which was a United States Army
transport during the war with Spain, as
suitable to be used against Venezuela.
Senor Lamadrid, now In New Orleans, Is
reported to have brought with him from
Colombia $600,000, and General de Castro's
funds are said to aggregate 51,000,000.
Parsons Mystery Explained.
PARSONS, Kan., Dec 20. The mys
tery surrounding the death of Colonel
John E. Bull and wife, whose dead bodies
were found In their home here last night,
was cleared today at the inquest, evi
dence being given to show that the couple
had been asphyxiated by natural gas.
TAFT 18 HOPEFULIraa?
1 A similar
Says Conditions Are Bright
for Peace in Philippines.
EXPECTS TO RETURNT0 ISLANDS
Hi Spceclt to Federals Chinese
'Commander Tlonors His Friend
Chaffee liy Taking His
Crnlscr to Manila.
MANILA, Dec. 20. Over 4000 members of
the Federal party called on Governor Taft
today to bid him farewell and to wish
IN HIS ROLE AS WATCHDOG
OF THE TREASURY.
him a safe return. The Governor, reclin
ing on a Ipunrre, addressed 150 of the
most prominent of his visitors, saying that
he was touched and honored by their
presence. The organization, he added, had
done so much toward bringing about
peace and giving the country a stable
party that It augured more for the success
of American labors than anything else
during the recent critical times.
The reports circulated in the United
States, founded on Incidents connected
with the war in Batangas Province and
the Island of Samar, the Governor said,
tend to convey a wrong Impression of the
situation, which is really hopeful. Through
its officers, the constabulary and provin
cial governments, besides $30 teachers, the
commission had excellent means of ac
quiring information In the organized
provinces, and It considers that there
never was a time when there has been
so much real ground for hoocfuInes3 and
encouragement In regard to th.e attitude
of the Filipino people toward the civil
government. The military disaster in Sa
mar had created an unfounded feeling of
uneasiness concerning the condition of tho
people of the rest of the archipelago. The
war in Batangas and Samar. stirred up
by misguided men, furnished the only ob
stacle to obtaining liberal legislation on
the part of Congress.
Continuing, the' Governor paid that he
would return here. He liked the Filipinos
and regretted leaving at this particular
time. But It was a comfort to know that
the duties of the office were In the hands
of the Vice-Governor. Mr. Wright, an able
lawyer, who sympathized deeply with the
best hopes of the people. In conclusion,
the Governor said he expected to bo back
before May. and he hoped to have ' the
pleasure of presenting the Federal party's
memorial to the President.
Civil government will be restored In the
Island of Cebu January 1 of the coming
The Chinese cruiser Hal Chi has arrived
here. Captain Hao, her commander, says
that he has a cruising commission. The
object of his call here is to see General
Chaffee, whom the Chinese consider was
the principal friend of the Chinese among
the foreign, soldiers at Fekln. Educated
Chinamen, the Captain says, know how
much China owes to General Chaffee's in.
fluence with the foreign Generals In 1900,
and the educated Chinese are being taught
that their greatest friends among foreign
ers are Americans.
John Barrett Working for the Inter
ests of the Pacific Coast.
MEXICO CITY. Dec 20. John Barrett,
of the United States delegation to the
Pan-American Conference, who left for
Washington today, made a farewell speech
at this morning's session.
The report of the Pan-American Bank
Commission was accepted by the confer
ence, but on motion of Mr. Barrett the
following amendment was incorporated:
"In view of the great and growing im
portance of the commerce and trade be
tween the Pacific Coast States of the
United States on the one hand and the
west coast of Mexico, Central America
and South America on the other hand, and
consideration of the earnest request of the
large business Interests centering at San
Francisco, I respectfully recommend that
the name 'San Francisco' be inserted af
ter the word 'New York' in both the pre-
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amble and the conclusion of the resolution
the committee on lnternatlon-
A similar amendment was accepted in fa
vor of Including New Orleans as the
proper place for the establishment of such
DOWIE TALKED FREELY.
"Doctor's" Statement In
ZIon Receivership Case.
CHICAGO. Dec 20. "Dr." John Alex
ander Dowle talked to his heart's
content today. In defending the suit
against him for a receivership for his
ZIon lace Industries. He Intimated to At
torney Reeves, who was cross-examining
him. that he liked to talk, and he was
granted permission to lay bare his heart.
"Dowle" was the main topic of his story,
and with much show of higher education,
Latin quotations and attempts at witti
cisms, he brought smiles and merriment
to his many followers who thronged the
courtroom until they had to be quieted by
one of his deacons. In substance he de
clared with much emphasis that he was
no tyrant surrounded by hordes of willing
slaves. Rather, he explained how he
worked tirelessly for the good of his com-
munity, sometimes as much as 27 hours
at a stretch. He said he abhorred slaves
and would allow none to work for him
who did not come to him voluntarily. He
gave Stevenson's testimony flat denial, and
said his brother-in-law lived when he
quoted Dowle's sister as saying, "Thank
God, we are free from that tyrannical
rule now " Dowle admitted that Stev
enson, after parting with his entire busi
ness, including lace machinery, patterns
and stock, got out of the bargain only
55000. The Attorney Reeves tried to show
that the entire liabilities of the ZIon lace
Industries would aggregate 51.168,000, In
cluding stock dividends, etc, but Dowle
said the conjecture was foolish.. The di
rect question was then put to Dowle.
whether he believed that he was Elijah
the prophet, to which he replied that he
was willing to express his views, but that
they were already on record.
MARCONI WILL GO TO ENGLAND
Compnny Wants Him to Assist In Ne
gotiations With Cable Company.
ST. JOHN'S, N. F., Dec 20. Marconi an
nounced today that according to his pres
ent plans he will sail for England next
Monday on the steamer Sardinian. His
company in London wants him to assist
In the negotiations with the Anglo-American
Telegraph Company. Today Marconi
denied the statement published In the
press of St. John's, and wired from the
United States, to the effect that Miss Hol
man. his fiancee, had received a cablegram
from him urging a speedy marriage. Mr.
Marconi will go to New York to be mar
ried In January.
Rldlcnlcs the Anglo-American.
LONDON, Dec. 21. The Times, In an
editorial In which It gives great credit
to the claims of Mr. Marconi in the field
of wireless telegraphy, ridicules the efforts
of the Anglo-American Telegraph Com
pany to oppose him and characterizes
them as a "feeble Imitation of Mrs. Par
tington mopping up the sea." The Tmes
thinks it would be exceedingly difficult for
the Anglo-American Company to prove
any infringement against Marconi.
COLD WAVE IN THE SOUTH
Former Records Have Been Broken
In Some Localities.
ATLANTA, Ga., Dec 20. The cold
wave, which for the last week has covered
the South, today equaled all records slncn
1SS4 for the first 20 days of the month of
December, and lowered In some localities
all former minimum temperature readings.
As far south as Louisiana and the Gulf
border Intense cold prevails, though no
serious damage to vegetation has been
reported. The following minimum tem
peratures were reached at 9 o'clock to
night: Mobile. 26; Montgomery, 20; New
Orleans, 32; Memphis. 16; Knoxvllle, 10;
Chattanooga, 12; Raleigh, 22; Jacksonville.
24; Tampa. 42; Atlanta. 15.
Temperatures In Missouri.
KANSAS CITY. Dec. 20. The tempera
ture here moderated steadily today, ris
ing from 7 below zero at 6 A. M. to IS
above at 4 P. M. At other points In
Missouri very cold weather was experi
enced this morning, as follows: Sedalia,
IS below; Lexington, 13 below; Mexico, 21
below; Centralla, 22 below; Sturgeon, 23
below; Marshall, 22 below.
THE BOOM NUISANCE
Senator Foster Takes Up the
. Lumbermen's Case.
IN GRAY'S HARBOR COUNTRY
Chief of Engineers Believes No
Booms Should Be Permitted, hut
for the Present Will Take
No Action In the Matter.
WASHINGTON, Dec 20. On behalf of
the lumbering Interests of the region
around Gray's Harbor, Senator Foster
has taken up with the Chief of Engineers
the matter of controlling booms In the
waters of the State of Washington. The
control of streams Is largely left to the
engineer department, but in this Instance
a desire is evinced to let the lumber
men agree among themselves what booms
shall be constructed and what channels
shall be kept open In the smaller streams.
The lumbermen assert that many streams
entering Gray's Harbor are now practi
cally closed by booms, and ask for some
protection from the department. The
Chief of Engineers Is Inclined to believe
that no booms should be permitted, but
for the time being he will take no ac
tion. Civil Service Evnmlnntions.
The Civil Service Commission an
nounced today that January 21 and 22
competitive examinations will be held for
positions of Irrigation assistant and Irri
gation engineer, paying salaries of 51500
per annum. Applications for permis
sion to take the examination must be
made to the commission or local boards
prior to January 11. Examinations in
Oregon will be held at Portland. Baker
City, Astoria and Salem; In Washington
at Olympia, Port Townsend, Whatcom,
Seattle and Spokane.
GREATEST STEP OF THE KIND
Senator Hannn Talks of the Capital
WASHINGTON, Dec 20. Senator Han
na, chairman of the committee of 36 ap
pointed at the capital-labor conference in
New York, was at the White House to
day and talked most hopefully of the re
sults of the conference.
"I consider the conference," said he,
"the greatest step ever taken for the
speedy settlement of disputes arising be
tween Iffbor and capital. The organiza
tion of capital, which has come to stay,
was an evolution which was naturally
preceded by the organization of labor,
,which also has come to stay, and the con
centration of Interests of the two sides
into the hands of a comparatively few
individuals will make for the best inter
ests of both. While we do not expect
that there will be no strikes, they will
be minimized as a result of the concilia
tion and arbitration policy."
Mr. Hanna said ho expected the commit
tee to meet during the Winter to adopt
by-laws and elaborate still further the
scheme of arbitration.
THE BANDITS' CAPTIVES.
Report That Mmc. Tsllka Is Dead and
311" Stune Will Soon Be Free.
LONDON, Dec. 20. "Semi-official news
received here from Constintlnople," says
the Rome correspondent of the Daily Tel
egraph, "asserts that Mme. Tsilka is dead
and that Miss Stone, the American cap
tive, will be released almost Immediately."
Trouble on Persian Gulf.
BOMBAY. Dec 20. It Is feared here
that fresh trouble Is brewing In the Per
sian Gulf. Mabarouk, the Shlek of Ko
weyt, the proposed terminus of the Bag
dad Railroad, has curtly refused to al
low a special mission sent by the Sultan
from Constantinople to land, and declined
to accede to the Sultan's desire that he
visit the Ylldiz Palace at Constantinople
and make obeisance. Mabarouk has also
threatened a revival of the troubles with
Ibu Rashid. the Emir of Nejd, who at
the Instigation of Turkey ha3 collected a
fresh army. Mabarouk has again ap
pealed for British protection.
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS
Taft says conditions are good for peace In
the Philippines. Page 1.
The Civil Governor intends to return to Ma
nila. Page 1.
A Chinese cruiser calls at Manila to honor
Chaffee. Page 1.
The Jacksons were convicted at London, Theo
dore being sentenced to 15, and Laura to
seven years' Imprisonment. Page 2.
Other South American countries may be drawn
Into theChlIcan-Argentlne dispute. Page 1.
The League of Patriots mada a demonstration
at Buenos Ayres. Page 1.
Secretary Gage Is anxious to leave the Cab
inet. Page 1.
Appraiser Wakeman, of New York, was re
moved. Page 1.
Senator Foster takes up the Gray's Harbor lum
bermen's protest against booms. Page 1.
Secretary Long will decide today whether to
reopen the Schley case. Page 2.
The first ground for the St. Louis Exposition
was broken yesterday. Page 2.
Gardner knocked out Carter at San Francisco.
Three men were killed and 12 Injured by a
boiler explosion at Pittsburg. Page 3.
Oregon man who advertised for a wife got
more man he bargained for. Page 4.
LIncoJa Csunty (Or.) Farmers' Association
pledges cupport to the 1005 Fair. Page 4.
Engineer who caused California train wreck
sajs ho forgot his orders. Page -4.
Steamship Java to load wheat at Portland for
Copenhagen. Page 5.
Overdue ship William Mitchell at last reaches
rort. Page 5.
New turret steamship Argyll In Portland har
bor. Page 5.
Portland and Vicinity.
Walters' pickets Join the boycott parade. Page
Two boys, Harry Amachcr and Jack Burke,
confess to holding up Leo Beuthman. Page
Sellwood Sub-Board of Trade petitions for re
moval of sandbars between Milwaukle and
Portland. Page 10.
Ed C. Johnson wins middle-weight wrestling
championship of Multnomah Club. Pago 8.