Ell ir -i? ;. "V ' I ' ?y " ' i ' VOL. XLIL 30. 13,096. PORTLAND, 0EEGOK,. TtfESDA. 'liEOEMBEB 2, 1902 '-" ,mV - PRICE FIVE GENTS. ANY SIZE- LATEST STYLES. RAIN COATS, RUBBER BOOTS AND SHOES Rubber and Oiled Clothing GOODYEAR RUBBER COMPANY R. H. Pease, 73 and 73 FIRST STREET. A FINE CHRISTMAS PRESENT THE POCKET POCO A Pocket Camera for Dry Plates Withextrarapid rectilinear lens and pneumatic shutter. MAKES OA AS GOOD PICTURES AS A LARGE CAMERA. Price.. K We have the largest assortment of Cameras and Kodaks in the city. BLUMAUER-FRANK DRUG SHAW'S PURE BLUMAUER & HOCH 108 and 110 Fourth Street JSole Distributers for Oregon and Washington. . Jf. XJAVIE3. Prw. St. Charles Hote CO. (INCORPORATED). FRONT AND MORRISON STREETS PORTLAND, 6EGON American and European- Plan. 9 a o e WHOLESALE SHOES 87-89 First Street, Portland, Or. Heavy wet-weather footwear, men's logging shoes, holi day slippers and felt goods. A .general 'and com plete line. ... HOTEL PERKINS Fifth and Washington Streets EUROPEAN PLAN Flrst-Class Check Retaarmat ConaecteA With Hotel. GOOD PRICES Paid for Heavy Cast Iron Scrap WILLAMETTE IRON & STEEL WORKS Portland, Oregon. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM TODAY. . Buy the best Have stood the PORTLAND SAFE & LOCK CO. Scleral Agents X, THE AEOLIAN COMPANY New York v Manufacturers of Aeolian Orchestrelles AND THE PIANOLA - B. WELLS M. Oregon Washington Idaho Sole m BALANCE ON RIGHT SIDE. Receipts and Expenses of Govern ment in Month of November. WASHINGTON, Dec. L Tho monthly comparative statement of the Government receipts and expenditures, shows that for the month of November, 1902, the total receipts were $43,001, and the disbursements $43,W0.237, leaving a surplus for the month of $558,744. Last year the surplus for No vember was $5,517,860. The November receipts are given as fol-. lows: Customs, J22.4S9.2S6, an Increase as com pared with November, 1901, of $3,000,000. Internal revenue, $18,847,5S0; decrease, $4,202,143. Miscellaneous, $2,262,134; decrease, $S77, 500. The statement shows an increase of $1,800,000 in the expenditures on account of the War Department, and an increase of $159,000 on account of the Navy. 'Pen sions also show a falling off of $326,000-. For the five months of the present .fiscal year the receipts are $32,878,930 in excess q the expenditures. Reporter Has a "Windfall. BUTTE, Mont., Dec. 1. Through the death of his mother at PlacervMe. Cal., Charles Delgleman, a Teport'er on the Butte Miter, has fallen heir to a fortune estimated at about $10,000. Mr. Delgleman fs named ts the sole legatee in the will. ANY QUANTITY. President. PORTLAND, OREGON. CO., Wholesale and Importing Druggists America's ORIGINAL MALT WHISKY Without a Rival Today MALT C T. BELCHER, gee. saa Trtt. American plan tfUSB. tl.78 Europetn Pita 90s, TSc. f L o 9 ' PORTLAND, OREGON wwio ou(ii ..... rcu fx.eu per -07 .TOa to W.W jer -37 Rooms Double ......... .81.00 to 82.00 pr aer Rooms Family .....81. CO to $3.00 w fey f AAA- FIRE Fireproof Safe. TODAY, test for 57 years. 205 SECOND ST., near Taylor Aeolian Pipe Organs Agent Headquarters S53-355 "Washington St., cor. Park. KILlS BREWERS TRUST. Kansas City Coupt Says It Cannot Collect Any Debts. KANSAS CITY;- Dec. L The Kansas City Court of Appeals today decided that the combination of brewers that exists in this city is a trust, and as such' It is ex pressly forbidden by the statutes of Mis souri and is unlawful, and that any man who owes one of these brewers in the combination need not pay his bill, and the brewer cannot collect the debt, even by going into tne courts. This, decision was made in the suit of the Ferdheim Brewing Company against a saloon-keeper, who owed the Brewing Company. In the lower court the Brewing company won ine caoe ana got judgment. This judgment wan reversed today by the Court of Appeals, the three Judges- concurring. JIM CROW CAR EXCLUSIVE White 3Ian Pined for Mixing With Colored" Passengers. NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 1. Julius Wels, tjne of the wealthiest 'cotton merchants of New Orleans, was today fined $25 or vio latlng the Wilson, separate car law. He sat In the section reserved for negroes and declined, the conductor's "request to get up because there was no empty seat in tns wiute section. LAWS OF II Will. Be Made by United States Congress. SHORT SESSION OPENED Desks, of .Members floral Bowers, Made PRESIDENT 'IS; KOTTFIEP Brilliant Scene Marks Beginning of Second Session of; Fifty-seventh CongresB Xcw 3Iembera" Sworn In Mourning for the Scad. "WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. The second ses sion of the Fifty-seventh Congress con vened at noon today. Long before the gavels fell in the two houses large crowds thronged about the doors of the visitors' galleries, .seeking admittance. A bright, sunny day brought out many women, who were conspicuous among the visitors. As the hour for the opening approached the crowds about the doors Increased, but many were necessarily disappointed, as the space allotted to outsiders was claimed early. There were many out-of-town vis itors. To be seen In the corridors and lob bies on both sides wore many public offi cials, who left the departments to wit ness the opening. The correspondents wero early on the scene, preparing for the three months' woric ahead of them: Ex-Spealcer Thomiis B. Rcea was a isltor atthe Caolt6l todav. Prior to the hour for convening he visited among the members ot)' the Souse, where he once served, so inany years, tnen among the. members ax the Senate. H was greeted on both sides ' by frjends and former asso ciates. ' OPENING OF THE SEX ATE. Quickly Adjourns Ont of Respect to fate Senator Mc3111Ian. WASHINGTON. Dec. 1. The Senate was irt session 12 minutes today, the first day of the, session, air adjournment until to morrow being taken out of respect to the memory of Senator 'McMillan,) who died durlnsr the recess. Tlarely . has the- .historic - chamber pre sented such aa appearance as it did today. The custom of placing flowers on the desks of Senators on the opening day of a session is one which long has been fol lowed, but the display today was admit tedly the most magnificent of any that has yet been seen.' Many of the Senators were early on the floor and kept busy- ex changing greetings with old acquaintances. The galleries were packed to suffocation and hundreds stood outside the corridors anxious to gain admission. Among the in terested spectators were several members of the diplomatic corps. Senor Quesada, the Cuban Minister, occupied a conspicu ous place and exhibited much interest In the proceedings. The absence of Rev. Dr. Milburn, the -blind chaplain, was particu larly noticed. His place today was taken. by Rev. J. F. Prettyman, of Washington. No business was transacted beyond pass ing -the customary resolutions that the Senate was ready to proceed to business and fixing the hour of vconvening the ses sion at 11 o'clock. ' GAY GATHERING IN HOUSES. Cannon Congratulated In Advance on His Coming; Honors. WASHINGTON. Dec. 1. The opening of the Fifty-seventh Congress In the House was, as usual, a spectacular event. The galleries of the freshly decorated hall were packed to the doors with people prominent in society and political circles. and the flower show on the floor, although not as elaborate as usual, filled the cham ber with perfume and added grace and beauty to the scene. The members were good natured and jovial, and there was no outcropping of partisan feeling. Speak er Henderson received a cordial reception as he assumed the gavel, but beyond this there was no demonstration. The pro ceedings were purely perfunctory. A prayer, the calling of the roll, the swear ing in of members elected to fill vacancies created by death or resignation during the recess, the adoption of the customary res olutions to appoint a committee to wait upon the President, to Inform the Senate that the House was ready to transact busi ness and to fix the dally hour of meeting, summarizes what was done. Then the -death of the lata Representa tive Russell, of Connecticut, which oc curred in the early Fall, was announced by his successor. Mr. Brandegee. the usual resolution of regret was adopted and" the House, as a further mark of respect, ad Journed until tomorrow, when the Presi dent's message will be received. The ses sion lasted less than one hour. MAY CAUCUS ON STATEHOOD. Republican Friends and Oppbnents of Omnlbns Bill in Conference. WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. The contest over the omnibus statehood bill began upon the meeting of Congress. As soon as the Senate adjourned there was a con ference in Senator Hale's committee room, attended by Senators Allison, Aid- rich, Hale, Piatt of Connecticut. Cullom, Lodge, Hanna and Beverldge, the latter the chairman of the commlHce on ter ritories. These gentlemen represented the Republicans who are opposed to the omni bus bill admitting Oklahoma,. New Mexico and Arizona, and It is understood favor a bill admitting Oklahoma only. The friends of the omnibus bill were also active, and claim to have the names of 15 Republican Senators pledged, to sup port the omnibus bill, which, with the Democrats, will Insure its passage. It is probable that a Republican caucus on the subject will be held. The 'principal par of the discussion was on. the forthcoming report of the commit tee on territories. Senator Beverldge brief ly outlined the main features of the pros pective report, from which it was gath ered that the majority will be strongly adverse to the admission of either Arl zona or New Mexico. The Senators at the conference expressed tho opinloa that,, if the conditions wero .such as shown by the testimony the features of which were given by Senator Beverldge, then It would be unwise to admit either New Mexico or Arizona. The admission of Oklahoma and Indian Territory found considerable favor. thougn no conclusion was teached. Later In the afternoon there was a con- TerepcVln Senator- Bfcverldge's comhilttee- ; rocm,.attended by the-Republican members or ne committee supposed to be opposed "to . the omnibus, bill. Other Senators also .'called during the day and discussed the. 'question. Owing to the. fact that the. com mittee Is working-under -an order to make .areport on Wednesday, the Republicans are trying hard to pet the report ready. . , The Republicans who are making the fight for the omnibus bill are under the leadership of Senators Quay and Eiklns. They claimed 15 Republicans pledged to thpt.bjll, which, with the Democrats, would give the,6mnlbu. bill a' clear major ity, Republicans opposed to the territorial statehood bill'thtr.k 'that certain favorable remarks have Sen taken for pledgesand that, --when. -the rvcta is taken, a' 'majority cannot bo mustered to admit three new states at'this session yBIWiS AGAJXST TRUSTS. Mrliy Are. Introduced, but Knox Is Not Ready. WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. A number of bills were IntrodUcc-d In the House today affecting cbmmersiaL combinations, but V none is an Administration measure. Sev eral have been shown to Attorney-General Knox, but he neither approved nor disapproved of any of the proposed meas ures; It is expected that when the Ju diciary committee takes the bills up Mr. Knox will be Invited to state his views. A joint resolution offered by Representa tive H. C. Smith, of Michigan, proposes an amendment to the Constitution con ferring on Congress power to define, regu late, prohibit and dissolve trusts, monopo lies,' etc. Representative Hepburn, of Iowa, chair man of the committee on commerce, in troduced a bill appropriating $500,000, to be expended under the direction of the Attorney-General, in the employment of special counsel and agents of the Depart ment of Justice to conduct proceedings, suits and prosecutions in the enforcement of the Sherman antitrust law. A bill introduced by Representative Snook, of Ohio, aims at securing evidence in such suits, and provides that no one shall be excused from testifying. All measures on this subject were re ferred to the judiciary committee. MORE CURRENCY IS OUT. Controller's Repnrt Shows Increase of All Kinds of Paper. WASHINGTON," Dec. 1. The. monthly statement Issued by the Controller of the Currency shows the total circulation of National bank notes outstanding at the close of business November 19, 1902, to have been $3S4.S34,ul4. an Increase for the year of $25,123,803. and an Increase for the month of $4.437,1S0. The circulation based on United States' bonds was $341,100,411, an Increase for tho month of $5,317,222. The amount of circu lation secured by lawful money was $43, 754,103, an increase, for the year of $10,245, 578, and a decrease for the month of $939, 042. The amount of United States registered bonds on deposit to secure circulating notes was $343,61S,020, and to secure pub lic deposits S152.084.570. The report of -the coinage executed at tVin mints nf n 'TTnlf'n1 C to too ilnrlnv "VXl yember shows atotal of $5,246,900, as fol lows: . Gold, "675,C0;t; silver- $2;539,000; minor' coins; V'l0ijij , , ..... Need Xot Show Secret Telegrrnms. WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. The case of the United States against. Edward A Mosley, secretary of the Interstate Com merce Commission, involving the right or tne commission to withhold from the auditing offices of the Government copies of telegrims sent by it, was today de cldcd in Mr. Mosley's favor. The opinion was handed down by Jus tice McKenna and he held that in show ing the telegrams lh .question were of a confidential character, the requirements of the Treasury Department had been substantially complied with. Bis Batch of Po.stmnsters. WASHINGTON. Dec. 1. The President tomorrow will submit to the Senate nom inations for the appointment of 169 poyt masters. Of these, 52 are in cases where appointments already had been made dur ing the recess of Congress, and 46 are to fill vacancies caused by death, resignation or removal of tho incumbents. In 61 cases the commissions of the incumbents have expired or are about to expire, and In 62 cases the offices" have been advanced to third class and the appointments are vested in the President. Theobald Allowed to Hcslgrn. WASHINGTON, Dec." 1. Upon the recommendation of Collector Stranahan, the Secretary has allowed "William H. Theobald, a special employe in the cus toms service, to resign. Mr. Theobald, who was dismissed from the service, re quested to be allowed' to resign, and thi3 request has been granted. 'New York's Claim Cut 'Down. WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 Of the $20,172 claimed by the State of New York for ex penses Incurred In aiding the United States to raise a volunteer Army in the war with Spain, the Controller of the Treasury only allowed $5875. SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE UAVID B, NXD QiiO riDCM !iLLI -1IULIIUIU1 i - 'Appropriations Asked for the Columbia. UNDER CONTRACT SYSTEM f Enougb Money to Work on Bar and Cascades. allowance; is assured Extension' of Portland Postofflce Will Cost 9175,000 Many New Lljght- houses for Washington and Alaska Coast. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash ington, Dec. 1. The Secretary of the Treasury today submitted to Congress an estimate of thfe 4War Department for an appropriation of $550,000, for continuing the Improvement of the mouth of the Columbia River, and $100,000 for carrying on the work cf opening the Columbia River between The Dalles and Celllo. Both these works arc now under the continuing contract system, and appropriations therefor will be' made in the sundry civil bill. On these estimates as a basis, tho three members of the delegation who are. here today express themselves as very ready to support such appropriations, and will urge their Incorporation in full in the bill to be Introduced late in the session. It is the .consensus of opinion that the amounts here recommended are all that will be needed to carry the work of Improvement during the next fiscal year. These works do not depend upon the Tegular river and harbor bill. In addition to tho above Items, the Sec retary of the Treasury has made the fol lowing estimates: Completion of extension of Portland Postofilce, $175,000. For keeper's dwelling- at light stations Capo Blanco and Ydqulna, .Or., -$450O and $4060, respectively. ' Jniprnvejuents Salem Indian- School, $106,350,. of" which. $91,S50 Is. tor. support and education of 550 pupils, $3000 for extending , he- water system, .$2000 for .& new. dairy building, $250J for a barn, and balance for Improvements and salaries. The usual amounts are recommended for maintaining the several Indian agencies of-Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and for the assay offices at Seattle and Boise City. A lump sum of $10,000 is needed for general Indian expenses In Oregon, $17,000 in Washington and $10,000 In Idaho. To establish a lighthouse at Everett Harbor, Wash., $20,000. For establishing a lighthouse on Burrow's Island, Wash., $15, 000." - ' For keeper's dwelling, Robinson Point, Wash.. $4C00. New works Puget Sound navy yard, $310,200. Maintenance of yard, $75,000. For improving Tacoma harbor', $100,000; Alaska lighthouses, $350,000; protection Alaska seal fisheries, $12,950; protection Alaska salmon $7000; supplies for natives of Alaska, $15,000, with other routine ap propriations. . NELSON AGAINST REVISION. Mlnnesotan Says There Is No Gen eral Demand for n Change. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash ington, Dec. 1. 3enator Nelson, of Min nesota, who was regarded as one of the" men who would favor tariff reduction, has blasted the hopes of the revisionists In an Interview In which he claims there Is no general demand for tariff changes. This Is not in accordance with the asser tions of Tawney and Heatwole, and of other members of the House who favor tho Babcock propositions. Senator Nel son says: "There Is really not a well-defined de mand for tariff revision in Minnesota. Here and there I found a number of bus. OF REPRESENTATIVES. HENDERSON. iness men decidedly outspoken on the subject, and they had clear Ideas of what changes in the schedules they vanted. But as .a rule there was little dlspusslon of the tariff in the campaign. Years a,io, when I was a member of the House, the whole delegation from our state, with the exception of Governor Washburn, voted against a tariff bill because there was such an unmistikabe protest from our people against the rtes of duty on a number of articles entering Into Use on the farmc. "There Is now a strong hostility to the Iron and steel schedules of the Dlngley tariff. Formers think the price cf wire and nails and many things that they con sume have cone too high. I am nat sure that x part of the cause for high prices lies In the fact that consumption Is ahead of production in these things, and that the duty has really little to do with the ad vance of, prices. At any rate, the rou ble has not gone so far as to produce- any general demand for tariff revision. Our people are all prospering and getting good prices for their stock and grain." Nelson voted for the Mills bill when he was a member of the House, and fcas generally been regarded as a man who Is opposed to high schedules. His Interview has created considerable surprise he'ra. The statements of a majority of Con gressmen who assemble Indicate that there is little possibility of any tariff legislation in the next session. Most of them are claiming that the Republican victory means that the country Is satis fied and no changes are necessary. IMPROVEMENT CF THE SNAKE. Worlc Was Belayed Awaiting Sur veys, but Will Go Ahead. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash ington, Dec. 1. At the request of D. W. Ealley. of Lewlston, Idaho, Senator Mitchell Inquired of the Chief of Engi neers as to the reason for delay in taking up the improvement of Snake River from Lewlston to Pittsburg Landing, under the appropriation made last session.' The Sen ator was advised that this work was not undertaken during the past season for the rearon that the information on file re garding this section of the river was very Indefinite, Without proper data any at tempts at thorough work were liable to cause loss of time and money and-to fail in their object. A sufficient survey has been now made of the river between Imnaha Creek and Lewlston, on the results of whichi future work can be based. During the survey some blasting was done, and the diffi culties of navigation considerably les sened at several places. The assistant la charge of the survey work, reports that further work this season would be im practicable on account of weather condi tions and liability to rising waters. Next year a steamer will be ready for operat ing on this stretch of the river, and with its; aid the blasting can be done much more expeditiously, and economically. Ad vantage will be taken of the first low water to push the work. MEMBERS FROM NORTHWEST. Oregon and Washington Each Had a Senator and Representative. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash ington, Doc. 1. Oregon and Washington eacli had two jeiJrrsentatives in Congress today Mitchell and Foster !r the Senate nu aiuouy- ana Jones m tne .House. Tnose who were present were' all tastefully re membered with flbral' tributes by their friends, and the desk or Senator Simon bore a very large overflow of flowers from the desk of Senator Piatt, of New York. Senator. Turner' will not be here until the luth. Representative Tongue arrived late In the ' evening, his train having been twice delayed. PRESENTS FAIR MEMORIAL. Moody Lays- Orcpron's Appeal for Ap propriation Before Congress. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash ington, Dec. 1. Representative Moody to day presented to the House the resolu tion of the Oregon Legislature requesting a liberal appropriation for a National ex hibit at the Lewis and Clark Exposition' to be held in Portland. He also presented the memorial of the State Legislature favoring tho election of United States Senators by popular vote ot the people. FIRST MOVE ON THE TARIFF. Bill to Place Many Articles on the Free List. WASHINGTON. Dec. 1. A bill intro duced by Representative H. C. Smith, of Michigan, places paints, colors, varnish. glass and glassware, metals and manufac tures, pulps, paper, books and coal on the free list. Copyright Anreement With Spnin. WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. It was an nounced at the State Department today that the international copyright agree ment with Spain of 1S93 has been restored to full effect by an exchange of diplomatic notes. CONTEXTS OP TODAY'S PAPER Foreign. Stokers strike caralyzcs traffic a Marseilles. Pose 11. President. Castro concedes claims of . Germany, but warships will still go to Venesuela. Pairc 3. Awful barbarities by Turks In Macedonia, Pace 11. j Domestic. Congress meets and cets ready for business. Pace 1. Congressman Moody working for Irrigation In Oreson. Pase 2. ' Large appropriation .asked for the Columbia -"iRlver. Page 1. President Smith says Mormons have aban doned polygamy. Page 1. Colorado cattle Inspection law sustained. Pace 5. Colombia recalls Minister Concha and canal negotiations will go on. Page 3. Chaplain Milburn, of the Senate, resigns. Face 11. Great Livestock Exposition opened in Chicago. Page 5. Pacific Coast. Washington State Fish Commissioner makes his annual report. Pago 4. Citizens' ticket wins Ih Salem city election. Pase 4. Baker County man twice convicted of at tempted poisoning. Page 4. Walla Walla Odd Fellows tender a banquet to Grand Master Taylor. Page 5. Commercial and Marine. AH prune markets are firm. Page 13, Chicago wheat closes at a decline. Pago 13. Speculative campaign on in New York stock market. Page 13, Steamer Charles Hebard wrecked on Lake Superior. Page 11. Stormy trip of liner St. Louis across the Atlantic Page 11. Portland and Vicinity. Council committee agrees on. licenses for sa loons, dance halls, etc. Pago 14. J. D. Heryford. the Lake County cattle-kins. files answer to Birdie McCarty's $70,000 breach of promise suit. Page 14. Portland Ministerial Association yesterday discussed revivals. Page 10. Sellwood people have prepared a bill for a $30,000 ferry. Pflge 12. W. E. Thomas makes application for new telephone franchise. Page 8. Colonel Dosch placed In charge of Oregon's Osaka exhibit. Page 8. Q. A. R. opens bazaar. Page. 10. Present-Day Mormons Are Not Poiygamists. SAYS PRESIDENT SMITH Husbands of Plural Wives Support Them. BUT THEY ARE ' DYING OUT OHlefal Denial That Plural Marrlnses Are Tcrraltted, cr That Reed Smoot Is the Church's Can didate for Senator. SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 1. In an in terview today with the correspondent of the Associated Press, President Joseph F. Smith, of the Mormon church, defined the present popitlon of the church with re spect to polygamy, also the ecclesiastical position of Apostle Reed Smoot. whose candidacy for the United States Senate has resulted in an active campaign against him by the Ministerial Alliance. "The chrrch does not desire to enter Into any controversy over the. subject," said President Smith, "but It is anxious that- Its own people, as well as the people of the country generally, should under stand Us position." "Do?3 tho Mormon church solemnize or permit plural marriuges?" President Smith was askfd. "Certainly not," he replied. "The church does not perform or sanction or authorize marriage In any form that is contrary to the laws of the land. The assertion that prominent Mormons practice polygamy is evidently made to mislead the public. Polygamy under the law is the marrying of a husband or wife while the legal hus band or wife Is living and undivorced. There Is no such offense committed by sanction -cf. the Mormon church- But when the prohibition of polygamy was pro claimed by the president of the Mormon church there were many persons who had contracted plural marriages, and that re lation has. been continued In many in stances, because the men in that position determined not to abandon their families. but to care for and provide for them and educate and cherish their children. This is erroneously construed as practicing 'polygamy,' and creates the impression that polygamous marriages are still per mitted in and by the church. Fewer Polygamous Families. 'It was ascertained by a careful census in 1STK), when President Woodruff issued his manifesto against further polygamous marriages, tlat there were 2452 such fami lies belonging, to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints In the United States. In May, 1902, a complete and thor ough Inquiry showed that the original number In ISfO had been reduced 63 per cent, leaving then only S97, the great ma jority ot whom were of advanced age. and many of them have since departed this life. It 13 evident that with no ad ditions to this total, but a rapid and con tinual decrease, the number of polyga mous families will spon be reduced to ssprn." President Smith was asked to define the position of Mr. Smopt in the church, his position as an apostle having been com pared to that of a cardinal or archbishop in other churches. "Tho two positions are not parallel," President Smith said. "An apostle, or seventy, or eler or bishop In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Is usually engaged in some secular vocation, or laboring In some capacity for his dally bread. He Is ordained to the office he holds in the priesthood so that he may act in that calling when required. Ho gives his services gratuitously to the church. There- are Instances, of course, when a man's whole time is taken up with some church !uty, that he receives re muneration therefor, but as a rule men holding these positions In the priesthood are engaged In secular callings, and aro men r.f affairs. Position of Reed Smoot. "Recti Smoot Is a banker, the manager of the largest manufacturing Institution In this state, is Interested greatly In min ing operations and other temporal pur suits. He is recognized as a capable and enterprising citizen, and his position in the church need not Interfere in any way with his services to the state, or to tho Nation, in any political office to which ho may be elected. It Is not true that ho hrts been put forward by the church as a candidate for public office, but he hn3 the same right that any other American citizen enjoys to accept any office to which his fellow-cltizcns may elect him. Mormon church officials have served In Congress for years, and no objection has been offered on that account. Every Mormon official has been one holding tho priesthood, and that has never interfered with his official duties. The objection In the present case is without substantial reason or foundation." Official Vote of Montana. HELENA. Mont., Dec. 1. The State Canvassing Board today completed the official count, which shows the following results of the recent election: For Con gressman Dixon, Rep., 24,626; Evan3, Dem., 15.560; Dee, Labor. GCO; Sproule, Soc, 3131; Dixon's plurality, 5056. For Associated Justice of Supreme Court Holoway, Rep., 31.690; Leslie. Dem., 21,204; Cameron, Soc, 24G6; Hollo way's majority, ma.- THE SICK AND THE DEAD Bank President Parmley Dies. CLEVELAND. O.. Dec. 1. Richard M. Parmley, president of the American Ex change National Bank, of this city, and prominently identified' with electric rail way Interests, was found dead In his room at the Lennox Hotel today. It Is supposed that heart disease was the causo of death. T. Henry French, Actor, Dead. NEW YORK, Dec. 1. T. Henry French, famous as a theatrical manager and pro ducer of many celebrated dramas, died to nisht after a lingering Illness.