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CONCHA 18 RECALLED
Wort man &
Obstacle to. Panama Canal
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Tte Cfaistmas Spirit has passed thtough out store and left its seal
in eveny department. New, hxight, lovely things on every hand.
COLOMBIA READY FOR ACTION
iS ty' SJ- t.r7 A-"-55 -yv7 r- JsrV w7- - W Sjf WV'a
Minister WTio .Delayed Matters to Be
Succeeded &y 3Ian Wlio Will Get
'Dovrn to Buiiies He Has
Povrcr to Jfcsotlntc.
WASHINGTON, Dec 1. Senor Concha
has been relieved as Minister for Colom
bia by orders from Bogota, and It Is be
lieved that Dr. Thomas Herran. the pres
ent Secretary of Legation" here, will be ac
credited as Minister to succeed Senor Con
cha In the course of a few days. Mean
while. Dr. Herran lias been clothed by
his government with full authority to
prosecute the negotiations looking to a
canal treaty, with considerably enlarged
Minister Concha having stood fast
against strong representations from his
Tfcllnlrrer from Colombia vp
lias been recalled.
own government favoring a treaty, the
latter decided to place the further nego
tiations in the hands of Dr. Herran. It is,
of course, assumed from this change that
the chances of the treaty have been bet
tered. It is believed that the question of sov
ereignty which has thus far held up the
negotiation of a treaty is in a fair way
to be settled between Colombia's new rep
resentative and Secretary Hay. The ap
pointment of Dr.. Herran as Minister will
be awaited with" interest in Washington.
There Is no doubt that the State Depart
ment will give Its cordial assent to the
.succession of Dr. Herran as Minister.
Dr. Herran called at the State Depart
ment today and acquainted Acting Secre
tary Hill with the facts in the case. The
department's statement 'of the matter Is
that Minister Concha leaves for New York
for the sake of his health and for private
reasons; that Dr. Herran is Charge d Af
faires ad Interim and that he has been
empowered by the Minister to conduct fur
ther negotiations of the canal treaty. This
statement does not change the expectation
here thatln.the end Dr. Herran Is to-be
SURE NICARAGUA WILL WIN.
Senator Morgan Confident Negotia
tions WltU Colombia Will Kail.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Dec 1. Senator Morgan, of Ala
bama, the father of the Nicaragua Canal
bill, was asked today what he thought of
the canal outlook.
"The chances for the Nicaragua Canal
were never brighter at any time in the
past three years than they are today,"
was his reply.
The Senator i is confident that negotia
tions .with Colombia will fall and that as
a last resort the President will be forced
to recommend the Nicaragua route.
TO PAY FOR ARBITRATION
Bill to Appropriate 50,000 for Coal
WASHINGTON, Dec 1. Representative
Cannon today Introduced a bill appropriat
ing 550,000 to defray the expenses of the
Anthracite Coal Strike Commission ap
pointed by the President The bill was
referred to the committee on appropriations.
STREET-CAR MEN STRIKE.
They Demand HIprher Wages and
Leave People to Wade In Mud.
HOUSTON, Tex., Dec L At a meeting
of the street-car workmen this morning
it was resolved to at once go on strike
as the result of the refusal of the Hous
ton Electric Company to grant an in
crease in wages from 19 to 24 cents an
hour and recognition of the union. No
cars are running this morning. One hun
dred and thirty-five motormen and con
ductors are out General Manager Payne
asked for two weeks' time in which to
consult his principals, but this was de
nied, on the ground that he had had am
The streets are in awful shape after a
rainy spell, and the cars were the only
means of transportation.
CHINESE LAW DENOUNCED.
Officer of Seamen's Union Declares
Against Alien Law Also.
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 1. At the conven
Unn nf thn International Seamen's Union
today Secretary-Treasurer Frazler, of
Boston, in his report specifically de
nounced the Chinese exclusion act and the
alien bill, designed to bring back the old
law providing for the imprisonment of
seamen who leave thefr snips neiorc tne
expiration of their contracts.
Convention .of Seamen's Union.
MILWAUKEE. Wis., Dec. L The an
nual convention of the International Sea
men's Union opened In thio city today.
E. W. Clark, who has been In prison at
Tbamoston, Me., for SO years, convicted
of mutiny,' sent a gavel to be used by
the presiding officer. Accompanying tne
gift was a touching letter asking the
convention to seek a pardon in his be
half. There are 32 delegates present, six
of whom are from the Pacific Coast
Fo Qif istmas
A present that every one appreciates.
Among our books you can choose your gift
according to your friend. There are gooa,
solid books, handsomely and substantially
bound; standard fiction in single volumes
and sets, with exceedingly artistic decora
tions; children's books, made wonderfully
attractive with interesting and beautiful
illustrations, and. a great variety of daintily
bound gift books.
F GMs and Boys
All the best i oy places in the world
been ransacked in order to secure the very
nicest toys in the greatest possible variety. And
they are all here now. Useful toys and amusing:
ones, mechanical toys, wagons for big and for f
little boys, doll carriages for any size doll,
cradles, doll dinner sets in china and pewter,
doll's furniture and children's furniture, musical 4
toys, tops, balls and rattles of all sorts, blocks h
HIT vnn yt ?rr? r nun finer (""rvmi
and games till you get tired counting.
in and see them.
YARNS: We have just received
another large shipment of yarns
for Christmas Fancy Work, in
cluding cream white Shetland
SHOPPING BASKETS: You
-will find a large variety of
very light, handy ones
at prices from 15c to . . .
Two Bargains for 49c
Switchmen' IVnsres Raided.
CINCINNATI. Dec. L Beginning today.
the wages of switchmen of the Baltimore
& Ohio Southewestern and of the Big
Four Railroads were increased to the
Chicago scale. The new scale makes an
Increase of 3 cents an hour and a reduc
tion of two hours in a day's work.
The Children's Favorite.
One of the greatest difficulties encoun
tcred wnen children are 11) Is the objec
tton they have to taking medicine. The
remedy must be pleasant or the patience
of the parent Is exhausted before it Is
successtullv administered, jir. u. u. wag
ncr. of Spring Grove, Pa., overcomes this
annoyance bv uslnsr Chamberlain's Couch
Remedy. He says his little boy, always
asks for it whenever he catches cold. Tnis
ri-moay has become the children s favor
ite, as it is pleasant to take and it always
cures ana cures quiCKiy. ior sale by all
Vests and Pants
Excellent winter weight, wool
plated, color silver gray, vests
finished at neck with silk and
ribbon, were 65c per a q
garment, now vsC
High neck, long sleeves, ankle
length. Reduced this aq
week from 75c to. . . . te JC
Sale Misses7 Vests
Warm and comfortable, for Win
ter wearing, Jersey ribbed with
long sleeves. Regular selling
price 35c, sale
Natural wool, sizes 28, 30, 32
and 34. Value, each, s r
85c, special OliC
Regular Santa Claus masterpieces, every one of them.
The most winsome collection of little dimpled, smiling
darlings, with soft real curls that can be found. Come and
see them in our Millinery Department.
Special Sale Ladles' Petticoats
Mercerized Black Sateen, prettily trimmed with accordion flounce
and corded ruffle.
Also Scotch Plaid Petticoats, with graduated accordion flounce
and two rows small ruffles. Reduced from $1.75
Gtfeat Walking Suit Bargains
We can only give you the price on these suits. You will have to
see them in order to understand the exceptional value you are
securing. They are the most authentic styles of the season in
both make and color, the material is the very best and cut and
nmsn tne nnest, $db.uu nas been our price upon
them. This week they are only
Very handsome qualities that make rich and effective garments.
Following are reductions:
$1.00 grade for 71c per yard
1.25 grade for 98c per yard
SPECIAL' SALE .
All the new, pretty shapes, in silk velvet-trimmed with fur, lace
or ribbon. Values from $3.00 up, at half price.
French Waistmgs X
A beautiful lot of the finest
French waistings, in" Persian
patterns, of rich, warm color
ing. Value, per yard, 75c
and 85c, special this
Tom and JeraySets ()
Unclaimed china which we pur- x
chased from the railroad com- HJl
pany at little cost. Only 25 jfe
sets of each, all very attract- v)
ively decorated. . Our prices o
you will find are exceedingly Y
Dinner sets, 56 pieces $5.67 Qfji
Tom and Jerry sets 2.95 J
Jfotvhere else on the Pacific Coast
is this great sale of artistic arti
cles equaled. Every article greatly
BARGAINS IN :
WATCHES, OBJECTS OF .
ART, BRIC-A-BRAC, CURIO
PIECES, MARBLES, STE.R- -;
LING SILVER ARTICLES,
RICH CUT GLASS. OPERA
GLASSES, KAYZER ZINN,
Very vSpecial Prices on
Gilt Clocks, Mantel Clocks,
Bronzes, Sterling Silver T able'
ware, Bohemian Glass, Electro'
Hers, Neck Chains, Buckles, Belt
Pins, Emblem Pins, Scarf Pins,
"Rings, Lockets, Lorgnette Chains,
Brooch Pins, Stick Pins, College
Pins, Men's Chains, Cuff Links,
Hat Pins, Bracelets, Ileal Tortoise
Last day of sale of
I $25 Mosul
Coats at $16.25
Artistic Picture Frames made to order.
Bad Irons $
Irons That Have a Core
The best irons' for all purposes Vi
and the most economical. They
stay hot longer than any other
iron, and all the heat is con7
centrated where it is needed.
The resrof the iron is'cool and
easily -.manipulated. You will
find1 the demonstrations in our
Kitchen Furnishings Depart
CASTRO TAKES WATER
TRIES TO HEAD OFF GERMAN AND
Allows German Claim, Imt Kaiser's
. Fleet "IVill Visit Venezuela
Jnst the Same.
BERLIN. Dec. 1. President Castro, of
Venezuela, handed, probably on Thursday
last, to the German Minister at Caracas,
a written acceptance of part of Germany's
claims, sufficiently comprehensive to delay
the presentation of a joint ultimatum by
Germany and Great Britain, If not render-'
ing It altogether unnecessary. It is also
understood that Great. Britain's -demand
will be satisfied.
Foreign Secretary von Rlchsthofen and
the British Foreign Secretary, Lord Lans
uowne, are now In corresponCence over
Venezuela's change of front. Thia gov
ernment considers that a peaceful settle
ment of the questions in dispute is quite
probable, and attributes President Cas
tro's yielding to the fact that he has be
come aware that the. United States would
not Interpose any obstacle to the collection
of the claims of Germany and Great Brit
ain. President Castro tried by every means
to keep Great Britain and Germany apart
in discussing the eettlempnts, intimating
or promising first one thing and then an
other. Germany, having entered into a
general agreement wih Great Britain to
exact a settlement jointly, will not mike
a separate agreement. Consequently, the
two powers may yet conclude it necessary
to disregard President Castro's qualified
offers and present an ultimatum to Vene
zuela. The German cruisers Amazon, Ariadne
and NIobe continue fitting out at Kiel for
prolonged absence. The view in naval
quarters Is that the cruisers will be sent
to the "West Indies Irrespective of the
Venezuelan affair, hence it Is believed
they will soil, even though President
Castro may yield. It is understood that
the squadron will touch at the Azores
and thence go to St. Thomas, where it
will receive Commodore Scheder's instruc
tions. This is the Commodore's first com
mand promising action beyond routine sea
duties. He Is reputed to be a cool, een
slble man, who will do nothing hastily.
clalma with Venezuela, and England Is
about to do the same, has given great
satisfaction here, as it removes from the
situation . the danger pf involving the
United States in controversy.
UNITED STATES WILL STAY OUT.
"Unvllllns: to Meddle in Vcneineln's
"WASHINGTON, Dec L Isaac M. Sellg
man, of . New York, called at the State
Department today to broach his project
for floating a Venezuelan loan, having
been referred to the department by the
President, whom he saw in connection
with the matter last Saturday. Secretary
Hay, not having returned to Washington,
Mr. Seligman stated his proposition to Dr.
Hill, who is acting as secretary. Neither
of the parties to the conference cared to
make any statement as to what took
place, but it is known that the State De
partment has not changed Its attitude as
to the undesirabillty of embarking upon
a. policy that might Involve It In the
financial trouble of the South American
It Is regarded at this time as especially
desirable to avoid endangering the rela
tions which this Government now enjoys
with President Castro, who, it has evcry
reason to believe, is about to do full jus
tice to all American interests in Vene
zuela. For this reason the news from
Berlin that Germany has adjusted her
NO GUARANTEE IS ASKED.
Venezuelan Agrcnts Explain Their
. Attitude to United States.
LONDON, Dec. 1. In1 view of the ap
parent misunderstanding that prevails In
some quarters of the United States with
regard to Banker Seligman's mission to
Washington, the correspondent of the As
sociated Press is authorized to state that
there Is no desire on the part of the Ven
ezuelan delegation that the United States
should offer any guarantee whatsoever.
No such suggestion had been made on its
behalf, nor Is that Idea palatable to the
Interests which set the present movement
on foot. There was no further motive
in the matter than was stated in the pre
vious Associated Press dispatches from
London, viz., "to acquaint the Washing
ton authorities with the suggested plan
of settlement, so that. In case any Euro
pean power in the meantime took aggres
sive measures, the Stat& Department
would be In possession of information re
garding Venezuela's intentions."
From private Information obtained here
it appears no official representations with
a view to securing the moral support of
the United States in such a contingency
are making favorable progress.
SICK MARINES COMING HOME.
Panther Brings Fevcr-Strlclcen Cnr
Ko From Colon to Recuperate.
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Dec 1. The
United States auxiliary cruiser Panther,
with 320 marines on board, nearly all
sick, sailed this afternoon for Norfolk.
She came from Colon. The Colombian
government averted that It could pro
tect the Isthmuo, so the opportunity was
seized to take the fever-stricken soldiers
back. The gunboat Bancroft has left
for Colon to replace the Panther.
J. S. McCabe fell overboard from the
United -States steamer Osceola in this
harbor on Saturday and was drowned.
The body was recovered last night and
buried today with military honors.
For your opportunity. Make it. We have empha
sized the don't-wait part because you only have a
short time in which to select the best and most de
sirable of all Christmas presents, and that a piano
or organ. While you are at It get the best.
HERE THEY ARE:
Knnhc, Steele, Hardman, Fischer, Ludvipr.
Snrlth i& Barnes, Hamilton and Kingsbury
Eetcy, Mason & Hamlin, Chicago Cottage and
We will sell you any of these high-grade instru
ments for as little money as you will pay elsewhere
for a cheap, commercial piano.
.EN & GILBERT-RAMER CO.
U00-211 FIRST ST.,
1400 -SECOND AVE.
r HAVANA IS, GETTING DIRTY.
Gradunl Relaxation of Governor
Wood's Sanitary Lavrs.
WASHINGTON, Dec 1. Unsatisfactory
reports have come to the State Depart
ment in regard to the sanitary condition
in Havana. General Wood's reports for
1SS9 and 1500 show that the Cuban city
was exceedingly healthy as a result of
the American methods of sanitation en
forced. The Stite Department is advised
that a relaxation of this system is taking
place gradually but surely. The sanitary
inspectors are said to be more lenient and
there are' numerous violations ot the san
CHANGES IN CUBAN CABINET.
One of Wood's Ministers Given Of
ficeRevenue Is Declining.
HAVANA. Dec. l.-r-At a meeting of the
cabinet, Secretary of Instruction Yero
was appointed secretary of government
in place of Senor Tamayo and Leopoldo
Canclo, ex-secretary of finance under
General Woods administration, was ap
pointed Secretary of Instruction in suc
cession to Senor Yero. Senor Canclo
haji not been Identified with eltheryof the
political parties. '
The report' of- the Secretary of Finance
for the month of November gives the
cuiitoma revenues at Havana at' $1,004,-
833, a decrease of $193,000 compared with
ths October returns, and the total re
ceipts for the island as J1.156,8S1.
SENDS MINISTER TO FRANCE.
Castro Renews Diplomatic Relations
After Long Interruption.
PARIS, Dec. 1. An official dispatch
from Caracas confirms the Associated
Press dispatch from Caracas announcing
j that President Castro has appointed Gen
eral Antonio veiuuni to be .Minister or
Venezuela to Paris.. This Is understood
to ba due to the desire of Venezuela to
avert complications with Europe.. The
French Minister to Venezuela will shortly
proceed to his post, thus re-establishing
diplomatic relations, long Interrupted, be
tween the two countries.
STRIKE ENDED IN HAVANA.
Anarchists From Spain Believed to
Have Stirred Up Trouble.
HAVANA, Dec. 1. All possibility of
another general strike has ended, as
the cigar-maters have voted to return
to work and the factories were running
as usual today. The detachment of ar
tillery from Fort Cabanas, which has
been guarding the public buildings in
this city since the outbreak, of the strike
was ordered back to barracks.
The police have reported to the au
thorities that anarchists from Barce
lona, Spain, are in Havana and are sup
posed to have been in, collueion with
the socialistic .element during the strike.
vita, Glbara, Boraca, Guantanamo, San
tiago, Batabano, Manzanilkv Santa Cruz,
Tunas do Sara, Cicnfuegcs and Trinidad.
CASTRO TAKES BARCELONA.
Drives Out Rebel Troops and Occu
pies the City.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 1. Minister Bow
en, at Caracas, under date of yesterday,
reports to the State Department by cable
that the i evolutionists were driven out
of the town of Barcelona, which is now
pecupied by governmont troops.
Political Wrangle in Peru.
NEW YORK, Dec. 1. A dispute has
arisen between the Minister of the Interior
and the police committee of the Chamber
of Deputies, cables the Lima, Peru, corre
spondent of the Herald. The Minister has
demanded the delivery of the records of
the National Electoral Board. The police
committee has refused to do this, except
upon the order of Congress. Thp police
Invaded the, building, causing a public
Castro Talks With Bovren.
CARACAS, Venezuela, Dec 1. Presi
dent Castro has twice sent for United
States Minister Bowen during the last few
days and has had prolonged Interviews
with him, at which the Minister of For
eign Affairs was present. . Both the Presi
dent and Minister Bowen refuse to be In
terviewed on the subject.
Cuban Ports Open to Commerce.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 1. The Cuban
government has opened to commerce 16
ports, and the State Department here has
been advised by ,VJce-Consul-General
Springer that the following ports ire
opened to Importation and exportation of
merchandise: Havana, Matanzas, Car
denas, Isabela de Sagua, Caxbirlen, Neu-
Germnn Minister Meets Hill.
WASHINGTON', Dec 1. Dr. Holleben,
the German Ambassador, called on Act
ing Secretary of State Hill today to dis
cuss Venezuelan matters. The Ambassa
dor has as yet had no word ot the settle
ment reported to have been effected be
tween his government and President Cas
tro of "their financial differences.
Liberals Are Surrendering.
PANAMA, Dec. 1. Official news received
Our turn, has come at last to be completely supplied again.
The demand all over the country for these silfes is so much
greater than, the supply that a shipment of Arnold, Constable
Guaranteed Slack T affeta Silks is greatly a favor. Positively
the bast black taffeta made. The name "Jimold, Constable"
is woven in the selvage of every yard.
19 inches wide 85 27 inches wide $1.25
24 " " LOO 56 " ' 1.50
The Jirrold, Constable Guaranteed Black Taffeta Silks
have no equal for wearing quality, richness and finish. Name
woven on the selvage of every yard.
1500 yards Fancy Silks (this season's
styles); regular $1.25 and $1.50
3500 yards Black Guaranteed Peau
de Soie; $1.50 quality at
$1.25 quality at 98c.
Hundreds of thousands of
We have a big supply for the holiday soason white, creme 9
and colors. There is oniy one Columbia Shetland Floss it is
the best. Do not delay your orders. Jirt Dept. 2nd floor. 2
FREE, LESSONS IN ART EMBRODERY.
G. P. Rummelin & Sons
I2G Second St. near Washington 4
FUR COATS AMD JACKETS
Broadtail with Royal Ermine collar and
revers Broadtail Persian with natural
dark sable collar and revers. Ottr. Bea
ver, Moire Astraehan, Near Seal, etc,
etc, in all the newest effects.
FUR BOAS AND MUFFS
in the newest shapes made in all stylish
Fur Trimmings Fur Collarettes
Robes and Rugs
Fc; ther Boas Fur Capes
SEND FOR CATALOGUE
from the Interior stxtcf that the Liberals
nlreadv nro surrendering their nrms i
tie government's commissioners The
celebration, of Independence wlU end to
day. They have been marked b unusual
BouiXbT nubber Baud.
.,.tt,uia rnr- l. Announce-
ment was m'sde here today of the proposed
formation of a larrc comomauu.. -rubber
Industry, to be known as the In
ternational Rubber Company, with a cap
ital of $25.CCC,000. Incorporation papers
have been prepared for filing at -Trenton.
The new combination is said to be backed
bv Plttsburfr. St. Louis. Chicngo and Phil
adelphia caoltal'sts. According to Its
projectors .it will be operated indopend-,
entlv of the company now controlling a
majority of the rubber factories in this
Crovrn Prince Tbnnlw Roosevelt. ,
VICTORIA. B. C.; Dec. 1. The Crown ;
Prince of Slam sent a telegram thH after
noon to President Roosevelt, thanking
him for courtesies shown by Americans
during his tour.
Tc Cure a CoIPIn OnelDnr
Take Lar- n-imo-Qiilnlne Tablets. Thio
signature ,n every bex 25c-
Positively cu-cd by these
They also relieve Distrosa from Dyspep
Bio, Indigestion and Too Hearty Eating.
A perfect remedy for Dlzalness. Nauzsa,
DrowulneBs. Bad T&rte In the Mouth,
Coated Tongue. Pain In the Side, TOR
PID LIVER. They Reffulats tha Bow
sis. Purely Vegetable.
Snaall Pill. Small Dese