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PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1902.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Pi r if . m
We are Headquarters for
...Goodyear Rubber Company...
R. H. PEASE. President
J. A. SHEPARD. Secretary.
F. M. SHEPARD, JR.. Treasurer.
This Is Robertine Weather
Robertine is a positive proof against irritated skin and chapped
face. It is the only thing for those who desire a clear com
plexion to use this cold weather. It is soothing, healing, and a
necessary adjunct to every lady's toilet. Your friends all use
it. Your druggist sells it.
Blumauer Frank Drug
BLUMAUER & HOCH
108 and 1 10 Fourth Street
Sole Distributers for Oregon
Fifth and Washington Streets
Firnt-ClnsR Check Restaurant
Connected With Hotel.
J. F. DAVIE5. Pres.
St. Charles Hotel
" CO (INCORPORATED).
FRONT AND MORRISON STREETS
American ancl European Plan.
"Special Discount" Clearance Sale
Will Continue 10 Darn Longer.
Liberal Discount OH
CHINA AND SEMI-PORCELAIN
DTNNETT SETS, ' CUT " GLASS'
WARE, LAMPS, ETC.
CUT PRICES ON GRANITE IRON WARE, KITCHEN
UTENSILS, CUTLERY, ETC.
PRAEL, HEGELE & CO.I
Retail Department: 100-106 FIFTH STREET,, corner Stark.
Our Annual January, Clearing Sale
Of Unclaimed Tailor-Made Suits, Overcoats, Pants, Etc.,
is now in full blast.
Salts .?5.i5 np Pants OSc up
Overcoat 7.95 np I Vests .75c np
The Farnsworth - Herald Tailoring Company
248 WASHINGTON STREET
"yVUM remedy th&t cares a cIl la ae bgfe
IVlaSSSliCtj the Great French Composer
Bays or the Aeolian Orchestrelle: "To give to a musical work an elaborate and ex
act Interpretation; to make clear the composer's most Intimate thoughts; to bring
into play a wealth of execution which only the orchestra iin give In a word, to
translate all the shades of coloring intended by the composer this is the achieve
ment of the Aeolian.
THE AEOLIAN COMPANY
M. B. "WELLS, Sole Xortnrvest Agent, Aeolian Hall, 353-355 "Washington st.
PAN - AMERICAN CONFERENCE
Arbitration Question "Will Be Settled
Today or Tomorrow.
MEXICO CITY, Jan. C It is thought
now that' the arbitration question In the
Pan-American Conference will be deter
mined one way or the other either tomor
row or Wednesday. Whether the solution
will be the disruption of the conference
, depends on whether the delegations who
favor compulsory arbitration will accept
a compromise measure to be offered to
them tomorrow on lines, suggested by W.
, J. Buchanan, of the United States dele
gation. The Mexican delegation will, how
ever, present the compromise. The terms
of the compromise which will be proposed
have not been disclosed.
LORD PAUNCEFOTE NO BETTER
Condition of the British Ambassa
dor Continues Unchanged.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 6. The condition
of Lord Pauncefote, the British Ambas
sador, continues unchanged. He is still
confined to the house as the result of an
acute and prolonged attack of rheumatic
Professor Vlrchovr Doing "Well.
BERLIN, Jen. 6. The fact developed
today that the injury sustained by Pro
fessor Rudolph "Virchow In slipping as he
-was alighting from a street-car yester
day was a fracture of the thigh bone.
The professor Is doing well, considering
the nature of his Injury.
Santos-Dumont Likely to Eater.
NICE, Jan. $. iM. Santos-Dumont will
probably enter the airship competition at
the St. Louis Exposition.
all kinds of Rubber Goods.
CLOTHING,BOOTS and SHOES
BELTING, PACKING, HOSE
Druggists' and Stationers' Supplies
Nob. 73 and 75 First Street,
Wholesale and Importing
Without a Rival
Rooms Slnglo 75c to $1.50 per day
Rooms Double $1.00 to $2.00 per day
Rooms Family $1.60 to $3.00 per day
C T. BELCHER, Sec and Treas.
SESS2" Han "."."".""
$1.25. $1.50, $1.73
50c, 75c. $1.00
TMs signature 1b oa every box of the genuln
ENGLISH DEFEATED BOERS
Eleven Bnrghers Killed and Thlrty
flve Captured by Beresford.
BLOEMFONTEIN, Orange River Col
ony. Jan. 6. Beresford's constabulary en
countered a force of Boers January 4 in
the central part of the Orange River Col
ony, killed Field Cornet Pretorius and 10
men, and captured 35 burghers. Including
Field Cornets Leroux and Erasmus.
Troops for Sonth Africa.
HALIFAX, N. S., Jan. 6. The steamer
Manhattan, which arrived last night from
South Africa, will return Tuesday of next
week, taking half df the Second Canadian
Mounted Rifles, which corps has Just been
organized for service in South Africa. The
other half will go by the steamer "Vic
torian, due here January 2L
Denied by British "War Office.
LONDON. Jan. 6.-The War Office, on
the authority of Lord Kitchener, denies
the telegram from Pretoria under date of
January 4, that two officers of the In
telligence Department, who were to par
ley with the Boers, who desired to sur
rendered near Warm Baths, were treach
erously shot by concealed Boers.
Endowment for Medical College.
CHICAGO. Jan. 6. An endowment of
$1,000,000 has been given by Mr. and Mrs.
Harold McCormick, of Chicago, to found
a medical Institution which will be known
as the Memorial Institute for Infectious
Diseases, as a tribute to the memory of
their little son, John Rockefeller McCor
mick, who died of scarlet fever a year
ago. At present, provision has been
made only for experimental work cover
ing a period of five years.
CHANGES IN TARIFF
Mitchell Will Try to Have
Philippine Bill Arnended.
AS PASSED BY THE HOUSE
"Wants Lumber Put on the Free List
and Duty on Goods Imported Into
and Coming From the Islands
Cat SO Per Cent.
"WASHINGTON. Jan. 6. Senator Mitch
ell will tomorrow offer three Important
amendments to the Philippine tariff bill.
The first amendment alms to place on the
free list all wood and other vegetable
materials, lumber, furniture and manu
factures of wood; also all meats, ffc?h,
cereals, grain, flour, dried fruit and vege
tables and preparations of the same; seeds
and forage, and a variety of other similar
articles, j.11 of which under the House bill
are made subject to the duty Imposed by
the Taft Commission war revenue act. In
addition, this amendment intends to limit
duties on all other articles which are im
ported Into the Philippine Islands from
the United States to just 50 per cent of the
duties levied by the House bill.
The second amendment Is to limit the
duty on all articles coming Into the United
States from the Philippines to 50 per cent
of the Dlngley rates of 'duty, which are
levied by the recent House act.
The third amendment strikes out the
provision levying a tonnage tax on all
vessels coming Into the United States
from the Philippines.
Representative Tongue says he heartily
approves Senator Mitchell's amendments,
and hopes to see them adopted. He did
not vote for the Philippine bill as it
parsed the House, because it did not sat.
isfy him In many ways. Mr. Tongue la
considering the advisability of offering a
resolution to authorize the Philippine
Commission to provide some new manner
of raising revenue for the maintenance
of the insular government, in hopes- that
he duties Imposed by the pending bill
may be dispensed with. He thinks some
form of property tax In the Islands, would
probably provide all necessary revenue.
The chances for amending the Philippine
tariff bill In any material particular are,
however, very remote. The same Repub
lican majority that would listen to no
suggestion when the bill was considered
in the House is determined to push the
measure through the Senate. It BeemB to
be the policy to continue Dlngley duties
against all Philippine products.
Railroad "Behind Pasanrr Route.
It is generally understood that the
transcontinental railroad Interests are be
hind the movement in favor of the Pan
ama Canal route. Men who have been
particularly opposed to any canal now fa
vor the Panama route. As a majority of
the members of the Senate and House are
committed to the Nicaragua proposition,
tho Panama route seems to be the only
method of 'securing the defeat or delay
of canal legislation. The chances are that
the bill will be delayed In the Senate for
some time while discussion la going on.
The policy of the Republicans la to force
Philippine tariff legislation ahead of the
Nicaragua Canal bill, and make the Dem
ocrats who are favoring Nicaragua re
sponsible for holding the latter bill back
while discussing the insular policy of the
United Stat3s. Meanwhile, the friends of
Panama and those who are opposing any
canal will work to secure still further de
lay, and, if possible, some action looking
towards further investigation of the Pan
Senator Morgan declares that the recent
Panama offer cannot be seriously consid
ered, because clear title must first be ob
tained from the French Government, with
the 300,000 creditors of the first canal com
pany, and the Colombian Government,
which made the concession.
The Administration seems to be suc
cessful In securing a reciprocity arrange
ment with Cuba. Chairman Payne, an
ultra protectionist, of the ways and means
committee, Is out In an interview saying
it can be done, and Piatt of Connecticut,
handling affairs for Cuba, says It must
be done. Oxnard, who is opposed to any
Cuban reciprocity, played his last card
In suggesting that a bounty be given
Cuban sugar. This Is taken as an indica
tion of defeat of the policy he advocates.
Boom for Hartson for Postmaster.
Representative Jones today filed with
President Roosevelt a strong recommen
dation of Millard T. Hartson for appoint
ment as postmaster at Spokane, which
recommendation was concurred in by
Senator Foster and Representative Cush
man. "I believe Hartson the peer of any
man in Spokane in honesty, Integrity,
character and ability," said Mr. Jones. "I
visited Spokane and found a strong senti
ment in favor of a change. I have fully
assured myself that Hartson's appoint
ment would be most satisfactory to the
great majority of the patrons of the office,
and especially that his appointment would
be unqualifiedly satisfactory to the rank
and file of the Republican party."
The Republicans from Washington re
main confident that Hartson will be ap
pointed. Senator Turner anxiously desires
the reappointment of. Postmaster Temple.
Since the department and tho Adminis
tration have it in their power to appoint
Hartson over his protest, however. Sena
tor Turner will not say how far he will
carry his objection, or whether he will
block Hartson's confirmation If he Is nom
inated. The struggle Is rapidly nearlng a
Good News for Publishers.
Senator Mitchell has recently been over
whelmed with letters from publishers In
Oregon and elsewhere In regard to an al
leged ruling of the Third Assistant Postmaster-General
in regard to second-class
mall matter, to the effect that the sub
scription to any publication entered as
second-class matter must be discontinued
when the time for which It Is paid In ad.
vanco has expired. The department has
advised Senator Mitchell that the state
ments mado in that circular are untrue,
and misrepresent the attitude and purpose
of the department; that there has been
no such change in the rules or practice
with regard to subscriptions to legitimate
second-class publications as Is repre
sented. Grays Harbor-Paget SeHnd Canal.
Representative Cushman will tomorrow
offer a resolution authorizing the Secre
tary of War to make a preliminary survey
of portions of Gray's Harbor, and Puget
.Sound at the. points of closest proximity
to each other, for the purpose of report
ing upon the probable cost and advisabil
ity of constructing a ship canal to con
nect these, two bodies of water.
Agreement "With Indians.
The Secretary of the Interior today sent
to Congress an agreement with the Grand
Ronde Indians of Oregon, whereby they
cede to the United States the surplus
landsv of their reservation, aggregating
25,791 acres, for which the Government
agrees to pay J$,500. These lands lie
along the southwestern and northern
boundaries of the reservation. Thirteen
thousand .acres In the southwestern por
tion of the reservation are heavily tim
bered, the remainder being rich grazing
Successor to Maclay.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Secretary Long
has appointed John A. Kearney, of Co
hoes, X. Y., as the successor to E. S.
Maclay, the hlstprlanrlaborer at tho New
There Is money in hand or within call amounting to about $14,000, contributed for erection of a monu
ment to the soldiers of the Second Oregon who fell In the Philippines or who perished on the outward or
return voyage. Of this amount' the sum of $12,710 91 was sent to The Oregonian, and now lies in the First
National Bank of Portland. Tlfe Legislature, at Its recent session, was asked to appropriate a sum suffi
cient to make the whole amount of this fund $20,000; but the bill did not pass.
It has been suggested, however, that a suitable monument could be erected with the fund already at
command, and thit It might be well to give the undertaking a start at this time, when other nihtters of a
public nature are also under consideration.
It Is therefore requested that the following-named person's meet at the business office of the Chamber of
Commerce, at 246 Washington street, on Tuesday, January 7, 1902, at 3 P. M., to name a committee to take
charge of the fund, to consider plans for a monument, and to take measures for erection thereof; or, In
case It be thought well not to go on until another appeal shall have been made to the Legislature, to de
cide whether the fund may not meantime be placed so It would make an Income.
This list of names has been prepared after consultation with General Summers, who commanded the
regiment. I have placed the name of General Summers first on the list:
I request that these persons meet at the time and place above designated, to consider this undertaking.
This call Is not Intended to exclude other citizens, to whom a general invitation Is extended; but It Is made
in this form In the hope of securing attendance of a number who wllj take an active Interest in the subject
and lend their counsel to plans for execution of the work. H. W. SCOTT.
$2g&anrtt Jajriary 6. 1&Q2.
York navy-yard, who was removed by
order of the President for his strictures
upon Rear-Admiral Schley. The office is
officially designated, "special laborer In
the Department of Supplies and Accounts,
Navy-Yard, New York," with pay at the
rate of $2 4S per diem. The appointment
reads: "Vice E. S. Maclay," and omits all
reference to the manner of that individ
ual's departure from the service.
John Barrett Call on Roosevelt.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 6. John Barrett,
one of the delegates to the Pan-American
Congress, now -in session in Mexico, to
day called on the President and presented
him a large photographic portrait of Pres
ident Diaz, of Mexico, which the Mexican
President had commanded him to deliver
personally to President Roosevelt. On the
photograph President Diaz had written
his name, with expressions of the warm
est friendship and admiration for the
American people and for President Roose
velt personally. The photograph was
taken especially for President Roosevelt.
Appointments for Anti-Keren Men.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 6. President
Roosevelt today notified Representative
Barthold, of Missouri, that he had de
cided to appoint Ben Westhus Internal
Revenue Collector of the Eastern District
of Missouri, to succeed H. C Grenner,
resigned, and Colonel D. P. Dyer, United
'States District Attorney, to succeed Ed
ward A. Rosier, upon the expiration of
the latter's ' term. The abovo appoint
ments are considered victories for the
anti-Kerens faction In Missouri.
Schley at the White House.
WASHINGTON, Jan. C Rear-Admiral
Schley called at the White House today
by appointment, and spent nearly an hour
In conference with the President. The
Admiral refused to discuss the conversa
tion, saying it was of a personal charac
ter. The President also declined to Inti
mate the nature of the conference.
Admiral Schley at White House.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Admiral Schley
was with President Roosevelt about three
quarters of an hour today. The President
sent for the Admiral to come to the
White House. At the conclusion of the
conference. Admiral Schley declined to
state the object of his visit.
Admiral Dewey Goes to Florida.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Admiral and
Mrs. Dewey left here today for Palm
Beach, Fla. The length of their stay
there Is Indefinite, as the trip Is under
taken for the benefit of Mrs. Dewey's
health. They were accompanied only by a
maid and valet.
Secretary of Panama Company Here.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Edward Lam
pre, the secretary-general of the Panama
Canal Company, who was sent to the
United States to make a formal offer for
the sale of the company's rights, proper
ty, etc., to this Government, arrived in
Shaw Getting? Acquainted.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Governor
Shaw, of Iowa, recently appointed Secre
tary of the Treasury to succeed Mr. Gage,
today made the rounds of the executive
departments and called on the several
Court Decides for Government.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. The New Mex
ico land grant case of Pablo Maese and
others against Secretary Hitchcock and
General Land Commissioner Hermann
was decided today by the United States
Supreme Court In favor of the Govern
ment. The contention was over an act
of Congress confirming the grant. The
validity of" this act was challenged by
TO BAR CHINESE OUT
Bill Which Will Soon Be In
troduced in Congress. .
IT IS TO BE PERPETUAL
Measure Is That Agreed Upon by Pa
cific Coast Senators and Represen
tatives More Comprehensive
Thun Previous Ones.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. The Senators
and Representatives of the Pacific Coast
who have been considering a bill for
Chinese exclusion have perfected a meas
ure which will be Introduced In both
houses In a few days. It Is much more
comprehensive thari any bills that have
been presented heretofore on this sub
ject, most of which simply provide for
exclusion of Chinese or re-enacting the
OF THE SECOND
THE MONUMENT TO BE ERECTED TO THEIR
GEN. O. SUMMERS.
H. TV. CORBETT.
WM. M. L.VDD.
D. SOLIS COHEN.
COL.. JAS. S. JACKSON.
MAJ. C. U. GANTEN'BEIN.
CHAPLAIN W. S. GILBERT.
MRS. IL E. JON'ES.
GEN. CHAS. F. BEEBE.
CAPT. R. E. DAVIS.
D. M. DUNNE.
RALPH HOYT. -
IU D. INMAN.
DR. A. C. SMITH.
DR. S. E. JOSEPHI.
CAPT. J. A. SLADEN.
JUDGE C. B. BELLINGER,
JUDGE A. F. SEARS. JR.
MAYOR H. S. ROWE.
W. P. OLDS.
Gearj law. The bill under consideration
contains 45 pages. It does not limit Itself
to any term of years, bb did the Geary
act, but. If passed In Its present form,
would be perpetual, unless repealed.
The bill declares that all Chinese other
than citizens of the United States, or
those who aro secured In coming to and
residing in the United States under the
present treaty with China, shall be re
fused admission, and returned to the
country whence they came at the expense
of th transportation company bringing
them. Transportation companies bring
ing Chinese to the United States shall de
tain them until their right of admission
shall be ascertained. Penalties are pro
vided for not complying with the pro
visions of the act, $100") and one year's
Imprisonment being the minimum, with a
liability to forfeiture of the vessels vio
lating any of the provisions of the law.
The only Chinese persons permitted to
enter the United States under the act are
those who have become citizens by birth
and naturalization and officials of the
Chinese Government, teachers, students,
merchants, travelers for pleasure or cu
riosity, returning laborers, who must have
certificates, or domiciled merchants. Chr
neso coming as heretofore enumerated
must have certificates with a photograph
attached. The Secretary of the Treas
ury is to ask the Chinese Government for
the list of names of all. officials other
than diplomatic and consular officers who
desire to visit tho United States.
Several sections are devoted to provid
ing how Chinese laborers shall be reg
istered and provided with certificates
when returning to this country. Certifi
cates for any Chinese laborers are not
good after such laborer has been absent
two years. Domiciled merchants aro
compelled to file annually a full and com
plete report of the nature and character
of their business, to better Identify them.
No Chinese, except diplomatic or con
sular officers, are allowed to enter the
United States at any other ports than
San Francisco, Port Townsend, Wash.;
Portland, Or.; Boston, New York. New
Orleans, Honolulu, San Juan and Ma
nila, or such other ports as the Secretary
of the Treasury may designate. Ports
may be designated on the Canadian or
Mexican boundary after contracts have
been made with the transportation lines
to comply with the act.
Provision is made for the Inspection of
Chinese and enforcement of the provi
sions of the act under the direction of
the Commissioner of Immigration; also
for the deportation of Chinese who come
to this country. Appeals from the Com
missioner or his officers to the United
States courts are provided for, and the
method by which cases may be brought
to the Supreme Court Is defined.
Following are the provisions relative to
Chinese In the Islands:
"That Chinese persons being lawfully
In Hawaii or Porto Rico or the Philip
pines, or any other insular possession of
the United States, .shall, by reason there
of, be entitled to enter or remain In the
United States, or any of the territory of
the United States other than that In
which he was In the first Instance per
mitted to enter or remain." The words
"United States." wherever used In this
act. It Is provided, shall be deemed to
mean "the lands and waters included In
the United States and Its territories, tho
District of Columbia. Hawaii. Porto Rico,
the Philippines, and any and all other
territory or possessions now owned or
hereafter acquired by the United States."
Provision is made for the registration
of all Chinese now In the United States,
to be completed within six months after
the passage of the act Each registered
Chinese shall have a certificate with
photograph attached, and those without
certificates at the end of six months shall
Colorado Bank Closes.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.. Jan. 6. The
Colorado State Bank was today placed In
the hands of W. T. Dowrey as assignee.
Cashier J. F. McFarland Issued a state
ment to tho effect that the closing of the
bank was due to the Inability of the Colo
rado Beet Sugar factor, to meet
certain notes, and in order to protect all
It was decided to close for a period of
two or three weeks. Mr. McFarland is
also manager of the Beet Sugar Company.
Some time ago the bank secured the loan
of $30,000 from the Hanover National Bank
of New York, for the Colorado Sugar
Company, of this city. The New York
bank recently forced the collection of
the loan, thus compelling the local bank
to suspend. A meeting of the directors
of the sugar company will be held this
week In Denver, to take steps for the
protection of creditors. It is said the
bank has deposits of $1SO.OOO, and within
three or four weeks will resume busi
ness. The Colorado State Bank closed
its doors in 1S93, but was reorganized
within a short time afterward. T. M.
Jones Is president.
LOWS FIRST MESSAGE.
He Wants Blnckmnil In the Civil Ad
ministration Wiped Out.
NEW YORK, Jan. 6. Mayor Low sent
his first message to the Board of Alder
men today. it was brief, and the only
subject treated thereof was blackmail In
the civil administration, in the stamping
out of which he desired the co-operation
of the people of the city.
"If, during the next two years," the
H. C. CAMPBELL.
A. B. STEINBACH.
J. E. MAYO.
G. E. CAUKIN.
REV. T. L. ELIOT.
CAPT. C. E. McDONELL.
JUDGE M. C. GEORGE.
MRS. LEVI YOUNG.
L. L. HAWKINS.
A. L. BARBUR.
k.7. T -
message says, "any citizen or any em
ploye of the city pays money illegitimate
ly, to avoid any Inconvenience, or to se
cure his service, he will do It because he
wants to and not because he must. No
one, from the largest corporation to the
poorest bootblack, need pay one dime for
protection from harm or to secure Just
treatment at the hands of the city govern
ment. No laborer or other employe need
part with one cent of his salary to any
one, either In or out of the city govern
ment. Any one asked to make Improper
payment for any purpose has only to re
port the fact to the Mayor to be sure of
protection and redress. With the co-operation
of the citizens and of the city em
ployes, the whole foul system can be
In charging the January grand jury
Judge Foster took notice of the state
ment put forth by officers of the city gov
ernment last week that attempts had been
made to bribe Fusion members of the
Board of Aldermen to vote with the Dem
ocratic members of the organization. "I
don't know." the Judge said, "whether
these charges publicly made are founded
on truth, history or fiction. The public Is
entitled to know. If, after Investigation,
you find them true, the guilty one ought
to be indicted, and to receive severe pun
ishment and the merited disgrace which
our law provides for such crimes. If, on
the other hand, you, after Investigation,
shall find them wholly unsupported in
fact, then those who gave currency to
such baseless yet serious charges should
be held up to the community as alarmists
and worthy of rebuke. Such statements.
if unfounded, serve only to bring our
Government and our Institutions and our
public officers Into groundless suspicion
The Board of Aldermen, after organiz
ing by electing Mclnnes, Fuslonlst, vice
chairman of the board, adopted by ac
clamation a resolution asking the Mayor
to furnish to the board whatever Informa
tion he may have- regarding the alleged
attempt at bribery. In order that. If such
an attempt had been made, prosecution of
the offenders may be instituted.
To Make the Offense Treason.
ALBANY. N. Y'.. Jan. 6. In the Assem
bly today a bill was Introduced amending
the penal code so as to make an attempt
on the life of the President of the United
States or on the Governor of New York
Sheldon Defends Modern Xe-ivnnaper.
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 6. The Rev. C. M.
Sheldon made a vigorous defense of the
modern newspaper here today at a meet
ing of the Ministerial Association. A
member of the association read a paper
attacking journalists as a class, saying
that their mode of conducting newspapers
bred anarchy. Mr. Sheldon dissented
from this view, saying that newspapers
formed a strong agency for God. Restric
tive laws, he said, would shut off all the
good there wa3 In newspapers as well as
Law Declared Constitutional.
SALT LAKE CITY. Jan. 6. The State
"Supreme Court today Issued a peremptory
wrlt of mandamus In the test case In
volving the constitutionality of the law
passed by the recent Legislature raising
the salaries of the various state officials,
declaring the law constitutional. By this
decision the Govornor will receive an an
nual Increase of $2000. the Secretary of
State $1500, Auditor, Treasurer and Attorney-General
$500. and Superintendent
of Public Instruction $300.
Troops for the Philippines.
COLUMBUS, O., Jan. 6. A special train
over the Ohio Central lines this afternoon
took up 279 troops and nine officers from
the United States barracks en route for
San Francisco and tho Philippines. Lieu
tenant Percy "M. Cochran, of the Seventh
Infantry, was In charge of the party.
RULE FOR ISLANDS
Bill For Temporary Govern
ment of Philippines."
TO COME UP IN SENATE TODAY
Action of aicKInley in Creating: m.
Commission Confirmed Lnnds of
Religions Orders May Be Bought
and Sold Coinage S stein.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 6. Senator Lodge,
chairman of the committee on the Phil
ippines, will tomorrow Introduce a bill
for a temporary government of the Phil
ippines, drafted after many consultations
with War Department otllcials directly
Interested in insular affairs and the gov
ernment of the Philippines. The bill will
not be a part of the Philippine revenue
bill, which has passed the House, but
will be an Independent measure. The bill
does not attempt to establish a new form
of government In the Philippines, but con
firms the action of President McKlnley
In creating a commission, and ratifies the
acts of that commiss'on under the in
struction, of the President, dated April
7, 1900. It also gives the President au
thority, while there Is armed resistance
In any part of the Islands to the United
States, to regulate and control interest
and commerce. Section 4. following the
Porto RIcan act, gives the Government
of the Philippines power to Improve the
harbors and other instruments of com
merce, and section 3. also following the
Porto RIcan act, turns over to the Gov
ernment of the Philippines nil the lands
devoted now to public use, bridges, high
Under section 6 the Government of the
Philippines is empowered to make rules
and regulations for the dteosltion of
public lands other than timber and min
eral lands, such regulations to have the
force and effect of the law only after
they have been approved by the Presi
dent and Congress. Then follows a series
of provisions to enable the commission to
perfect the title of persons now occupy
ing public lands, and to lease and sell
lands to such persons, or to give them to
occupants without compensation. This is
to provide for the small native land
holders who are occupying, and for a long
time have occupied public lands, but who
have no title to protect them in their
Next come provisions In regard to the
timber lands, which are not to be solg
or leased by the commission, whlchhas
power only to Issue licenses to cutj.imber
under the forestry regulations now In
force In the Islands. The provisions In
regard to the timber lands are followed
by a number of sections as to mineral
lands. These are very elaborate, and
embody the mineral law3 embraced with
in the report of the -"commission, and
which have, been prepared with great
care, so that they shall be In harmony
with the existing Spanish laws. The min
eral sections cover also coal lands and
OneOf tho most Important provisions in
the bill is that empowering the Philippine
Commission to purchase the lands of the
religious orders and dispose of them on
proper terms to the actual occupants. An
appeal from the Supreme Court of the
Islands to the Supreme Court of tho
United States is provided In certain cases.
Municipalities and the City of Manila are
authorized to borrow money and to isstio
bonds for municipal Improvements. There
are two sections which provide for tho
granting of franchises, so that individ
uals or corporations can go Into the isl
ands and construct electric and steam
railroads and engage In Industries and
manufactures. The granting of fran
chises is safeguarded by provisions based
on the corporation laws of Massachusetts.
Provisions are embodied for establish
ing a coinage system on the lines of Spe
cial Agent Conant's report. The final sec
tions of the bill make provision for a
banking system, and authorize banks ot
the United States to be established In tho
F. R. Coudert Is Improving:.
NEW Y'ORJv. Jan. 6. F. R. Coudert, tho
prominent lawyer, Is improving in health,
It Is announced. His illness, which waa
regarded as serious,, resembled nervous
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS
Senator Mitchell will Introduce three amend
ments to Phlllpplno tariff bill passed by
House. Page 1.
Bill providing- a temporary form of govern
ment for the Philippines will bo Introduced
today. Pago 1.
Chinese exclusion bill prepared by Pacific Coast
members will be introduced today. Pago 1.
Both houses adjourned out of respect to tho
late Senator Sewell. Page 2.
Secretary Root directs the return of soldier
composing garrison at Puerto Principe.
This step is admitted to be the beginning o
the general withdrawal ot American troops.
W. J. Bryan on needs of Democracy at Chicago
Jackson day banquet. Pajce 2.
Secretary Long defends Navy Department
against criticism In connection with distri
bution of prize money to Sampson ancl
Schley. Page 3.
Supreme Court decides against Captain O. M.
Carter In his move to be released from
prison. Page 3.
Chlneso court will return to Pekln today.
German expert on American shipbuildings
Farmers congress opened at Salem. Page 4.
Oregon Supreme Court decides In favor of Port
land Police Commission, and gives five other
opinions'. Page 5.
Natural gas struck at Everett. Page 4.
Railroad constructlonVgangs In conflict at Cur
lew, Wash. Page 4.
Portland has dispatched six grain cargoes sines
January 1. Page 10.
French bark Asie may be righted today. Pag
Steamer Ruth arrives at Portland. Page 10.
Stranded bark Baroda was afloat on high tides
last month. Pace 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
Democrats prepare list for election judges and
clerks. Page 12.
How Oregon may secure trade with the Philip
pines. Page 8.
Portland ministers indorse Lewis and Clark
Centennial. Page 8. -
No tax levy In Multnomah for scalp bounty.
Creameryman Weatherly acquitted in Justice
Kraemer'a court. Page 8.
Portland baseball team selects VIgneux for
player-manager. Pago 3.