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VOL. XLIL XO. 12,S41.
PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY, 6, 1002.
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Secretary Mian First Communica
tion I pun Financial Legislation.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 5. Secretary
Shav h llr.-t communication on financial
I gisiation Is contained in a letter to Rep
resentative Sulzer. of New York, concern
1 g the hitter's bill to deposit Governvnent
fund. at interest In national banks
throughout the country. The letter says:
"I find on my desk awaiting my arrival,
jour letter of January 17, referring to
House resolution 112. and asking Informa
tion as to the amount of interest which
the Government would have realized had
the proposed law been adopted as a part
of the National banking law.
"If the surplus money In excess of $50,
(rtf,! -working capital had been deposited
In clearing-house cities in proportion to
the relative capital of each bank therein,
with no other security than a prior lien
upon the bark's assets, the Government
would have lost nothing, and if the Gov
ernment had realized 2 per cent upon the
lunds so d-positcd it would have received
S3.200.OM. Aided in this way, the banks
referred to would have been able to in
crease credit accommodations to the peo
ple in the fum of SSOO.OOO.OjO.
"This octnpjtation was made at the in
stance of m predecessor (one year ago)
and was based upon quarterly rather than
"I think some provision for the deposit
of surplus funds belonging to the United
States Government with National banks
upon iurit other than Government
bonds would le wise, though I doubt the
limitations as to the amount of capital
and surplus contained in the bill. I also
question the wisdom of mandatory provis
ions of law. On the contrary, I think
there should generally be a fair latitude
ot discretion. Authority to act in a given
line is generally sulllclent.
"LESLIE M. SILWV."
Major Robertson Goes to Manila.
PEK1N. Feb. 5. Major Edgar B. Rob
ertson, of the Ninth Infantry, started to
day for Manila, and Captain Andrew
Brewster, of the same regiment, assumed
command of the United States Legation
guard. Many foreign military men, in
cluding Japanese and British officers,
bade the Major farewell.
Admiral Remey Ordered Home.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 5. Orders were
sent forwaro from the Navy Department
today to Rear-Admiral Remey, directing
him to proceed home with his flagship,
tho Brooklyn, which Is- now at Hong
Kong. She will probably go to the New
York Navy-Yard to be overhauled.
President Trip to Charleston.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 3. President and
Mrs. Roosevelt and a party who will ac
company them to the Charleston Exposi
tion wiil leave here forHhe .South next
Mondav night In a special train over the
Southern Railway. The return journey
will begin Thursday, February 13.
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Rooms Double $1.00 to 52.CO per day
Rooms Family $1.50 to $3.00 per day
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ADVERSE TO SCHLEY.
President Thinks the Majority Ver
dict On k:1i t to Re Sustnlned.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. The Post to
morrow will say:
"It was stated last night that the Pres
ident's response to the application of Ad
miral Schley would be made public next
i Saturday. It is understood it will be ad
verse to Schley. A visitor at the White
House with whom the President talked on
the subject quoted the President as ray
ing he thought the verdict of the major
ity report ought to be sustained."
Silver Cane and Loving- Cnp.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 5. The prin
cipal event of today's programme for the
entertainment of Admiral Schley was a
grand parade at 11 o'clock. Admiral
Schley was escorted by Knoxville Knights
Templar In full regalia. The procession
was reviewed by Admiral and Mrs. Schley
from the Courthouse Square, after wnlch
a public reception was held by them In
the Woman's building, where thousands
of persons shook hands with Admiral
Schley. The formal address of welcome
was extended by President W. B. Lock
ett, of the Chamber of Commerce.
Coeur d'Lepn Commanders. Knights
Templar of Knoxville, presented to Admir
al Schley a handsome silver-headed hick
ory cane. The hickory was cut from the
site of Admiral Farragut's birthplace and
early homo, 13 miles west of this city. To
night Admiral Schley was the guest of
honor at a banquet In the Woman's
building, when a handsome gold and silver
I loving cup was given to him on. behalf of
Day' Work In French Mine.
PARIS. Feb. 5. The Chamber of Depu
ties today adopted a bill regulating the
period of dally work In tho mines. This
bill provides that a nine-hour day shall
be instituted at the coal pits at the end
of six months from the day the measure
is adopted. At the end of two years, a
day's work shall be reduced to eight and
one-half hours, and at the end of another
two years it shall be reduced to eight
Shniv't mil Introduced.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. Representative
Pugslty. of New York, a member of the
House banking and currency committee,
today introduced a bill on the general lines
of Secretary Shaw's law, favoring the de
posit of surplus Government funds, under
certain conditions, with National banks.
The bill Invests th.- Secretary with wide
discretion in the deposit or recall or Treas
Anstrinn Archduke Goe.i to Russia.
VIENNA, Feb. 5. The Archduke Fran
cis Ferdinand, heir presumptive to the
thrones of Austria and Hungary, started
today for St. Petersburg. The Czar'o pri
vate train will meet him at the frontier.
The visit of the Archduke to the Russ'lan
capital Is regarded as being of great po-
MANY DEFECTS IN IT
Land-Leasing Bill Does Not
Meet Settlers' Views.
MOODY POINTS OUT ITS FAULTS
Not Likely to Meet the Indorsement
of the House Committee aw It
Stands General Wood'
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. President F. C.
Lusk, of the American Cattle-Growers"
Association, was heard today by the
House public lands committee In favor or
the Millard bill for leasing the public
During the hearing Representative
Moody brought out the fact, previously
unobserved, that the military wagon
roads In Oregon, controlling a grant of
1.5W.O0O acres, could, under the pending
bill, control 10 acres of grazing land
for every one of their present holdings,
or nearly half of the entire state of
Oregon. The friends of the bill ad
mitted that this was a correct construc
tion of the proposed law, although it was
not framed for that purpose. Mr. Moody
also called attention to the fact that
while the bill permitted homestead entries.
It virtualy blocked the operation of the
homestead law by falling to provide that
persons making homesteads on lands
under lease could secure any leasehold
and that homesteaders In the range sec
tion of Oregon, where transportation fa
cilities are limited, unless they had the
use of sufficient range to enter the stock
business, could not make a living.
Representatives Jones of Washington
and Mondell of Wyoming also took part
In the discussion. It Is evident fron. to
day's hearing that no leasing law will re
ceive the endorsement of the committee
until It meets the views of the settlers
and stock-raisers generally in the West
John P. Irish also appeared In advocacy
of the bill and criticised the petitions
from Eastern manufacturers and others
against the bill, alleging that they were
prepared and circulated by George H.
Maxwell, president of the National Irri
gation Association, who. he aswrted with
posltlveness. was in the employ of the
Governor Wood' Circulnr Letter.
Senators and Representatives who op
pose any concessions to Cuba are express
ing themselves rather emphatically In re
gard to the propriety of General Leonard
Wood's letter urging reciprocity. Several
Senators were heard to remark that it
was about time that communications
from the Government were received
through the proper channels and not In
the form of circular letters. It Is pointed
out that Miles was severely reprimanded
for expressing his opinion to the public,
while Wood has gone to the length of
sending circular letters to Congressmen.
At the same time, this Is all said under
the breath, and the men talking this way
do not want their names used. One Sen
ator said: "The fact is a great many of
us want some appointments and we do
not care to get into a row with the Ad
ministration. The power of patronage Is
just as great now as It has been in past
administrations and none of us want to
Incur the displeasure of the President
who makes the appointments."
It Is not believed that President Roose
velt has specifically exerted his power,
but It Is a fact that those who are seek
ing appointments for their friends do
not want to place themselves In the po
sition of openly opposing his pedicles.
Several members of Congress are In hopes
that the President will censure Wood for
attempting to influence Congress, but the
fiat-footed announcement comes that
Wood's action has the approval of both
the President and the SecreLiry of War.
There may be comment In Congress upon
Wood's action, but no resolutions of
censure will ever receive serious consid
eration in either branch.
Minister Wu's Criticisms.
Minister Wu is one diplomat who does
not hesitate to say very nearly what he
thinks, and his speeches have often criti
cised American officials and even the
American Congress, or propositions of tne
American Congress relating to China.
Wu has criticised Otis for excluding
Chinese from the Philippines and he has
criticised those who favor Chinese legis
lation to further exclusion now. But he is
regarded by the State Department as a
valuable man in this country to retain
good relations with China, and, therefore,
his government has never been asked to
"call him down" for his utterances.
labor Leader Gompers criticised him
for referring to "labor agitators" as those
who are forcing the proposed drastic
Chinese exclusion legislation. Wu comes
back by saying that he did not mention
aqy names and had not Intended to give
offense to anybody in the expression, but
added that "if the shoe fits, Gompers can
Mile' Bid for Popularity.
Notwithstanding the disclaimer of Gen
eral Mlies that he is net a candidate for
the Presidency, It Is believed that ho
has made a second bid for that high office
in opposing military posts near large
cities, for the reason that labor organiza
tions are also opposed to troops near cities
where they may be used to quell dis
turbances. The first bid of Miles was in
endorsing the canteen law of the last
Congress, although he had previously fa
vored the regulation canteen. Miles and
the President are said to 'have disagreed
rather earnestly on the latest proposi
tion, and It Is known that the other
high officials of the board arc opposed
to the contention of General Miles,
linker City Bank Change.
The Controller of the Currency has au
thorized the conversion of the Citizens'
Bank of Baker City into the Citizens'
National Bank of Baker City, with a cap
ital of J100.000.
OrcRon's "War Claim.
Senator Mitchell succeeded today In
having an amendment adopted to the de
ficiency bill which provides for the in
vestigation by the Secretary of the Treas
ury and the payment of the whole of the
Oregon, California and Nevada claims. If
this Is held in conference, it will mean,
when the matter Is adjusted, about $34,000
for the state of Oregon.
Increase for Tnconm Bulldinpr.
The Secretary of the Treasury today
promised Representative Cushman to re
commend an Increase in the appropriation
for the Tacoma public building from $500.
000 to $000,000. Cushman feels confident
the House committee will favor this
WILL ABANDON THE COLONY.
England Propose to Withdraw
From Wei Hal Wcl.
LONDON. Feb. C According to the Cal
cutta correspondent of the Dally Mall,
the British Government has decided to
abandon its intention of fortifying or gar
risoning the colony of Wei Hal Wei.
China, and will withdraw all its troops
from that place and transfer its control to
the civil authorities. It seems doubtful,
even, continues the correspondent. If the
colony will be retained. Its position is
usele-ss from a military point of view, ex-
pcept by enormous expenditure.
CHIXA'S COMMERCIAL TREATY.
General Shnrrette Say the Tariff
Question "Will He Settled Soon.
VICTORIA. B. C, Feb. 6. General
Sharrette, United States Trade Commis
sioner to China, Interviewed by the North
China Dally News, Hong Kong, said re
garding tariff questions and the new com
mercial treaty: "It seems well settled
that there will be no obstacles In the way
of a speedy settlement of the tariff ques
tion." He said that the Interests of the
United States are safe In the hands of Sir
Ernest Satow and Sir James Mackay, the
British Commissioners, and those of oth
er countries in conjunction with the local
merchants of the countries Interested. He
considers the negotiation of the commer
cial treaty a matter of far greiter mo
ment and difficulty. In which many con
flicting Interests will be Involved, render
ing a unanimous agreement hard to ar
rive at. He also expressed doubts as to
the Chinese officials' willingness or ability
to apply the drastic measures which
might become necessary. The fundament
al features of the new treaty would, he
said, be to open up fresh treaty ports,
secure to foreigners the right to build
and own property, to work mines, con
struct railways in the interior and gen
erallv to secure better trade facilities.
Developments in Northern China.
LONDON. Feb. 6. The correspondent of
the Daily Mail at St. Petersburg says he
believes thru Important developments are
oendiiig in Northern China; that Great
Britain has taken a strong line with re
spect to the Manchur:an convention, and
tr.ar Russia and Great Britain are likely
to arrive at a sort of self-denying ordi
nance to foster the commerce of Northern
China to the exclusion of ruinous military
China and Japnn.
LONDON, Feb. 6. Since the death of
Li Hung Chang, cables the Shanghai cor
respondent of the Times, there has been a
noticeable development In the friendly re
lations of China and Japan. This rap
prochement Is particularly marked in the
attitude of Chi LI and Yangtse Viceroys.
YACHT AT ST. THOMAS.
The Hohenxollern Readies the Dan
Jsh "West Indies.
ST. THOMAS, D. W. I., Feb. 5. The
Imperial pacht Hohenzollern, which left
Kiel January 18. arrived here this morn
ing. Admiral Count von Baudlssln, the
commander, said that the Hohenzollern
had an unusually fine voyage and that
no Incident of Importance occurred dur
ing the trip. The Hohenzollern will leave
Saturday, for Bermuda, where she expects
to arrive after a run of about two and
one-half days. At Bermuda the yacht
will coal and remain one day and a half.
She will then leave for New York and
hopes to make the run to that port in 40
LodpriiiK the Prince' Suite.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. Prince Henry,
during his visit to Washington, will stay
at the German Embassy. The German
Ambassador's residence, however, will
not accommodate the large array of at
tendants accompanying the Prince, and
his suite will stay at the new Wlllard
Hotel, occupying the entire floor above
the office and lobby.
The Colorndo Student'' Strike.
DENVER, Feb. 5. Governor Orman to
day listened to statements from the mem
bers of the board of trustees of the State
School of Mines, and also from the stu
dents regarding the trouble which threat
ened to disrupt that Institution. After
due deliberation he instructed the trustees
to go to Golden, the scat of the school
and to make a satisfactory and final set
tlement of the affair. An announcement
was made this afternoon, that an arbitra
tion agreement had been reached between
the students and the faculty, but this was
emphatically denied by the students.
Creed Revision Committee Meet.
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 3. The Pres
byterian committee on creed revision, ap
pointed by the last General Assembly,
met here today to continue the work of
preparing the report to be presented to the
General Assembly In New York next May.
The committee will meet daily during the
remainder of this week and part of next
week. One of the most Important ques
tions to be decided at this meeting Is that
of textual revision.
Snow Storm in Texas.
DALLAS. Tex., Feb. 5. A snow storm
in North Texas and heavy rains in South
ern Texas are reported. The fall of rnon
was very heavy. At Santa Ana there
was a blizzard with 3A Inches of snow.
The snow will be of Incalculable benefit
to the wheat crop, which was almost a
failure in this state last year.
Pension Board In Session.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 5. The pension
board of the G. A. R. met here today to
hear various complaints and grievances
of the members of the G. A. R. with re
spect to pensions and to take action with
regard to pending pension legislation. The
board will be in session several days.
Fire Near Albany.
ALBANY. N. Y., Feb. 5. A fire on Van
Renssalaer Island, Just outside of Al
bany, today destroyed $30,000 worth of
property, and narrowly escaped destroy
ing the big storage plant of the Standard
Oil Company. P. J. McCardle, of New
York. Is the heaviest loser.
Anti-Oleo Lniv Invalid.
CADILLAC. Mich.. Feb. 5. Judge C. C.
Cluttenden, In the Circuit Court here, to
day declared the state law prohibiting the
sale of colored oleomargarine to be unconstitutional.
GAS MAINS BLOW UP
Thirteen Lives Are Lost in
a Chicago Explosion.
About r. Hundred Persons Injured
Flames Gushing From the Man
hole Set Fire to the
CHICAGO, Feb. 5. Thirteen lives were
lost, many persons slightly lnjureel. two
buildings at 372 and 374 Twenty-second
street were wrecked and $50,000 damage
done by an explosion of gas tonight at
the intersection of Twenty-second street
and Archer avenue. The dead are:
OTTO TROSTLE, 33 years, butcher.
MRS. OTTO TROSTLE; 35 years old.
OTTO TROSTLE. Jr.. 2 years old.
LENA TROSTLE. 7 years.
ANNA TROSTLE. 9 years.
MAMIE TROSTLE, 11 years.
FRED TROSTLE. butcher, nephew of
Otto Trostle. 23. '
SOPHIE KNIGHT, domestic In Trostle
MARY ROSENTHAL, 32 years old, 2111
MRS. M. KAUFERT, 374 Twenty-second
EDWARD KAUFERT, 14 years old.
MAMIE KAUFERT. 4 years old.
ANDREW KOLB, roomer with Mrs.
Among the Injured are: Sing Wah.
Twenty-third and Archer avenue, blown
through window, cut and bruised: Mrs. J.
W. McLeod, cut and badly bruised: Tim
othy MonaKanx fireman, badly burned: J.
P. Collins, street-car conductor, blown
through car from end to end, cut and
slight Internal Injury: Barnes, street-car
conductor, blown from car Into street,
The list of Injured might be extended to
75 or 100. as there were many people In
the neighborhood who were slightly In
jured by flying glass or slight bruises
caused by falls, but whose names have
not been reported. Only one of the bod
ies of the dead that of little Lena Tros
tle has been recovered. All that Is known
of the fate of the other 12 reported dead
Is that most of them are known to have
been in the demolished houses and since
the explosion no trace of them has been
The cause of the explosion Is unknown
and It has not yet been determined
whether It was sewer gas or illuminating
gas. Mains filled with the latter were In
stantly ablaze after the explosion and a
succession of explosions followed, the
flames shooting up through the man
holes In the street. It will be difficult to
ascertain whether Illuminating gas ex
ploded or whether the mains were broken
by an explosion of sewer gas.
Many people living In the vicinity be
lieve that the first explosion was In a
main at Twenty-second street and Arch
er avenue. Then the manhole, half a
block south on Archer avenue, was
thrown Into the air by a loud explosion.
Flames leaped and roared from the hole.
The fire spread rapidly and three other
manholes were blown into the air.
The flames from the first gas main shot
high into the air and reached, with the
aid of the wind, to the Trostle butcher
shop. The building was a three-story
frame structure, and it had been weak
ened and nearly wrecked by the shock.
It Is supposed that the occupants of the
buildings were knocked unconscious or
were too panic-stricken to rush from the
place. The flames caught the weather
worn timbers. The dry and rotting wood
was food for the fire, and In an Instant
the flames had enveloped the structure.
With a roar the building collapsed, and
the occupants, with one exception, were
carried with It to the .basement.
The adjoining building, a two-story
structure, flared up the next building was
wrapped in flame's, and then another
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structure caught fire. It seemed that the
whole block would be wiped out before
the firemen could bring the blaze under
control. A firewall of a brick building at
Archer avenue and Twenty-second street
held the fire In that direction. On the
west of the burning buildings were two
small one-story cottages. They were a
few feet from the burning buildings, and
that gave the firemen an opportunity of
heading off the flames.
The windows throughout the neighbor
hood ffcrf broken, and bottles and glass
ware In the dwelling." and stores were
thrown down and broken. Many persons
in buildings near the explosions were
knocked down. Scores of men and women,
many of them carrying children, ruthed
to the streets. They were greeted by the
glaro of the fire from the manholes.
Fearing further explosions, the people
rushed down the street, many of the
I women screaming with fright.
On several street-cars near the place
the windows were smashed, and the pas
sengers were severely shaken up. When
the people In the cars saw the flames gush
from the ground all hands rushed for the
doors. A number of persons were bruised
and knocked down In the excitement. One
car tilled with passengers was thrown
from the tracks.
Adjoining the Trestle 'building, at 271
Twenty-second street, was a two-story
frame building, in which John McLeod
CARE FOR ME?"
had a saloon. It vanished in the same
second as the meat market. It was re
ported that one or two people were killed
there, but the story cannot be substanti
ated. In the ruins of the buildings occupied by
Trostle and McLeod flames bt.'rncd so
fiercely that, even though the inmates had
not been killed by the first force of the
explosion, they must have met a quick
death by tire. Beside the Trostle build
ing stood the People's" Hospital, a small
affair with but a few patients. Every win
dow In it was blown out, but none of the
patients was injured.
Ten Bodies Recovered.
CHICAGO. Feb. 6. At 2 o'clock this
(Thursaay) morning, 10 bodies had been
recovered from the ruins of the Trostle
building. They had been Identified as
tollows: Otto Trostle, Mrs. Augusta Tros
tle, Annie Trostle. Lena Trostle. Sophie
Knight, Otto Trostle. Jr.; Mrs. Mamie
Rosenthal. Fred Trostle. unknown man
and unidentified woman.
For Union of Democracy.
NEW YORK. Feb. 5. Prominent Demo
crats from many states will attend the
reception to be given at the Manhattan
Club, February 22, when plans for re
uniting the party in the Nation will be
discussed- General Patrick A. Collins,
Mayor of Boston, will speak on "The De
mocracy of New England." Ex-Senator
David B. Hill will have for his subject.
"The Democracy of the Middle States."
General Charles E. Hooker, of Missis
sippi, will respond for "The Democracy
of the South." Some equally prominent
Democrat, probably from Illinois, will be
invited to speak for the Democrats of
the Middle West, while the views of the
party men In the far West will be ex
pressed by one of their number to be
decided upon later. Edward M. Shepard
will have for his subject, "Washington."
Preaching: a Holy AVar.
PE3HAWUR PUNJAB. India, Feb. 5.
There is considerable unrest at Cabul and
elsewhere in Afghanistan. The fanatical
element Is predominant, and trouble Is
feared. Hadda. Mullah, who was promi
nent In the rising which ended in the TI
rah campaign, is preaching a holy war.
He Is said to jiave the Ameer of Afghan
istan under his Influence.
Death of a Chlckasaiv "Woman.
DBNISON, Tex., Feb. 5. Mrs. Senara
Short, aged 61. the most noted woman of
the Chickasaw tribo. Is dead at her home
at Emmett. She had figured promlnently
In the work of civilizing the tribe of
which she was a member. She was the
mother of Mrs. Johnston, wife of the
Xeiv Miner' Scnle.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Feb. 5. At the
opening meeting of- a joint scale commit
tee of miners and operators today a mo
tion was carried that a sub-committee,
consisting of two operators and two min
ers from each state, take up - the mat
ter of a new scale.
Republic Invited to Become
a Part of the Union,
RESOLUTION EY NEWLANDS
It Also Authorizes n Twenty-live Per
Cent Reduction of Duty ou
the Present Sugar
WASHINGTON. Feb. 3. Representative!
Newiands, of Nevada, of the waya and
means committee, who was the author of
the resolution annexing Hawaii, today
introduced a joint- resolution Inviting the
Republic of Cuba o become a part of the
United States, first as a territory and
then as a state of the Union, to, be called
the State of Cuba; and also authorizing
a 25 per cent reduction of duty on tha
present crop of Cuban sugar, in consider
ation of Cuba's grinting preferential rates
to the United States. The resolution con
finis the 23 per cent reduction of duties
to the period prior to January 1, 1903.
Neniands. in explanation of his resolution,
"All those who have appeared to voice
Cuba's needs and requirements have indi
cated that an invitation to Cuba of an
nexation would be accepted. Annexation
by force would not be justified. It must
be accomplished, if at all. by the free act
of the Cuban people. At present there is
no machinery In Cuba by which the popu
lar will can be tested, but the Cuban con
stitution has been adopted. The Cuban
Congress will meet in February, a Cuban
government will be organized, and the
Un.ted Stateo will then leave the govern
ment and control of the island to its peo
ple. Cuba then will be in a position to
express her will."
NOT A FORCE BILL,
Congress to lie Asked to Investigate
the Southern Franchise (Question.
WASHINGTON.- Feb. 5. Representa
tive Crumpacker, of Indiana, author of
the resolution presented to the Republi
can caucus Monday night, and to be fur
ther considered at a caucus next Monday
night, authorizes the following statement
as the general purposes of the movement
to correct any Impression that it is in
the nature of a "force b.ll:"
"The resolution submitted to the caucus
was des-igned to secure full investigation
of the suffrage question, not only in
the South, but in all the states that have
imposed material restrictions upon man
hood suffrage. There is a general belief
that a number of states have dis
franchised a large portion of their citi
zens; that the colored population, by the
operation of state laws, is entirely elim
inated as a political quantity and yet
it counts in apportioning representatives
among the states. It Is the general be-lle-f
that the Southern states have at
least 35 representatives In the House
and the electoral college resting upon a
fictitious basis. If this be found to be
true In fact and representation be re
duced accordingly, as the Constitution
Imperatively requires, it would go a long
way towaid settling the race question.
Such a method would have none of the
characteristics of a force bill. It would
require no force for its execution. Dis
franchising states would suffer a reduc
tion of political power which th'ey could
regain by educating their citizens and ad
mitting them to the privilege of tho
ballot. The whole question would rest
with those states.
"But the caucus is asked simply to au
thorize a thorough Investigation of the
whole question through a congressional
committee appointed and equipped hrdu
committee especially appointed and
equipped for that purpose, and when the
facts, as they really exist, are laid before
Congress and the country, such action
may then be taken as the situation re
quires." Mining Injunction Modified. '
HELENA, Mont.. Feb. 5. The Supreme
Court has modifitd the injunction granted
by Judge Clancy to F. Augustus Heinze
and the Johnstown Mining Company, re
straining the Boston & Montana Company
from operating the Leonard. -Gambetta
ad Piccolo mines. ' The decision exempts
the Leonard vein from the operation of
the Injunction, but continues It In force as
to the Gambetta.
SUMARY OF THE DAY'S NEW i
Congressman Moody points out the defects la
the Millard lanil-leaslns bill. Page 1.
Newiands Introduced a resolution In the House
for the annexation of Cuba. Page 1.
The Senate pas&ed the urgent deficiency bill.
Consideration of the Nome contempt case was
continued. Page 2.
The Rouse will debate the oleomargarine bill
two days more. Page 2.
Governor Taft will discuss tariff matters today
with the Senate committee. Page 2.
Europeans still disputing over their attitude
during the Spanish war. Page 3.
Salisbury discussed the recent peace negotla-
tlons. Pase o.
England will abandon her rights in "Wei Hal
Wei. Pase 3.
Thirteen persons were killed by a ga3 ex
plosion at Chicago. Page 1.
The woolgrow-ers convention places Itself on
record In favor of oleomargarine. Page 12.
Governor Van Sant asks for funds to fight tba
railroad merger. Page 3.
Governor McBrtde'a ultimatum brings Capitol
contractor to time. Page 4.
Flax mill Is practically assured for Salem.
Annual report of Fish Warden Van Dusen.
Contributions for aid of "Willamette "University
continue to pour in. Page 4.
Successful bidders on star mall routes In Oro-
gon. Page 12.
Decline In freights retires steamships from tha
grain trade. Page T.
German bark Earmbek. from Hamburg, Is off
the river Page 3.
Remarkably quick dispatch given the steamer
Indravelll. Page o.
British shipowner discusses conditions in the
United States. Pae T.
Portland and Vicinity.
City Council decides to pave Fourth street with,
wood blocks. Paze S.
Forty - nine graduates receive High School
diplomas. Page 10.
Portland fraternities still much exercised over
Actor James Xeill. Page 14.
Southern Pacific allows settlers 10 days stop
over at every station In Oregon. Pago 10.
Retail grocers clash with wholesalers over new
credit system. Page 14.