VOL. XLIL 2s0. 13,123. PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS. YELLOWSTONE THE GREATEST AMERICAN WHISKY. This de licious stimulant, renowned for its purity, should be kept in every home. For sale everywhere. ROTHCHILD BROS., Portland, Oregon, Sole Agents IVfQRE CAMERA BARGAINS TO CLOSE OUT BEFORE WE MOVE We are offering bargains in all the best lines PREMO, POCO, CENTURY, IMPERIAL. Double Extension Compact Montauk Camera 4x5, reg. $32, close $16.50 Double Extension .Compact Montauk Camera 5x7, reg. $42, close $24.00 Poco C. Camera 4x5, regular $15.00 $7.50 Blumauer-Frank Drug Co. iZo&lSAt. ACTS LOOK BSD Assets $331, 039,720.34 1? W mi a Surplus $71,129, 042.06 "STRONGEST IN THE WORLD." Lb Samuel, Manager, 305 Oregonlan Build ins, Portland. Oregon DR. FOWLER'S MEAT and MALT 1 T JLakes 1 T JLuscle "There Life and Strength In Every Drop" A BEVERAGE OR A MEDICINE For Sale by All Drn crista. BLUMAUER & HOCH, Sole Distributers, Wholesale Liquor and Cigar Dealers FHIL MBTSCHAX, Pres. O. W. KKOWLEI, Mn SETEKTH AND WASHIHGTOH STREETS, PORTLAND, 0RE6M CHANG SB OF MANAGEMENT. European Plan: .... $1.00, $1.50, $2.00 per Diy ...THE NEW YEAR And a New Carpet are sure to form a very happy and harmonious combination : : EXCLUSIVE CARPET HOUSE J. G. Mack & Co. SC-SS THIRD STREET, Opposite Chamber of Commerce. THE PORTLAND PORTLAND, OREGON American Plan COST ONE MILLION DOLLARS. $3.00 Per Day and upward. RBDQU&RTERS FOB TOURISTS AHD COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS Special rates made to families and single gentlemen. The masagc ment will be pleased at all times to shw rooms and give prices. A mod ra Turkish bath establishment la ths hotel. H. C. BOWERS, Mr. OFFICERS OF SIGMA NU. Convention Revives New Orleans Chapter Next Yearja Convention. INDIANAPOLIS. Jan. L The election of officers for the ensuing year occupied the attention of the Sigma Nu convenUon most of the day. The -whole afternoon was devoted to this matter, but the work was not completed, and the election of Inspectors will be taken up tomorrow morning. The result of the election today was: Regent. George M. Cook, Chicago: vice-regent, C. W. Jones, Davenport, Ia.r grand treasurer, Fred H. Heywood. Co lumbus. O.; grand recorder, C. F. "Woods, Richmond, Ky. The convention took action in favor of the full admission of the Epsilon Chapter at Bethany Colleg'e, Bethany, "W. Va., which has been under dispensation. The chapter at Tulane University at New. Or leans will be revived. New Orleans waB selected as the place for holding the next convenUon, in 1901, the exact date to be decided later. The unfinished business will be transacted to morrow, and the convenUon will close with a smoker tomorrow night. Lognn'n Appeal In Perfected. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.. Jan. 1. Judge C D. Clark today signed the bill of ex ceptions in the Harvey Logan case and forwarded than to Knoxville, where Lo gan is in Jail. This carries the appeal to the United States Circuit Court of Ap peals at Cincinnati. Disaster in Russian Coal Mine. ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. L Fifty-eight lives were lost in the recent fire in a coal mine at Bachmut. Eleven men were res cued after having been 60 hours In the burned .mine, and 22 of the miners were saved after "being five days In thymine. F,OR COADJUTOR BISHOP. Nominations to Be Made by Clergy of Cincinnati Diocese. CINCINNATI, O., Jan. 1. The official announcement that the office of coadju tor for the archdiocese of Cincinnati has been created by the Roman propaganda has been received at the local archiepis copal residence and It la very likely that Cincinnati will have a coadjutor bishop before next Easter. An early meeting will be called for all irremovable rectors and councillors of the archdiocese, and these will name their candidates for office. After the meeting of the priests, the bishops of the province will be called to meet at the archlepiscopal residence and make their recommendations. Finally the archbish ops of the United States will prepare a list and then the three lists will be submitted to the propaganda at Rome for consid eration. The college of the propaganda will make Its recommendation to the pope, who announces the appointment personally. It is believed ' that the choice of the irremovable rectors and consultors are Bishops M. Moeller, of Columbus; T. S. Byrne, of Nashville, and C. P. Maes, of Covington. The name of Bishop T. Con aty, president of the Catholic University at "Washington, D. C, has also been mentioned In connection with the coad-Jutorship. State Land Board Is Un-l der Suspicion. LIEU SELECTIONS REJECTED Commissioner Richards Finds They Are Invalid. TRY TO USE SAME BASE TWICE Corrnptlon, Iffnorance, and Careless ness Are the Alternatives Suffocat ed Investigation to Stop Cat tins on Land Selected. Assistant Land Commissioner Rich ards has canceled six selections of lieu land made by the State Land Board. The lists in question show that the etate tried to use the same base for lieu selections twice, and in one In stance three times. In one case- the circumstances are so suspicious that an Investigation has been ordered to ascertain whether tim ber is being cut from the land. This action of the State Land Board Ja attributed to corruption, ignorance or carelessness. Blare In Missouri Capitol. JEFFERSON. Mo., Jan. L Fire was discovered In the basement of the Capitol building here at 2 o'clock this afternoon. It was put out by workmen, but not until some of the records of the Xand Depart ment and the office of Secretary of State had been -burned. Tbe loss to the bulld lnc is HehL OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, "Wash ington. Jan. L The new Commissioner of the General Land Office has set about the first thing to ascertain whether the Ore gon State Land Board Is corrupt, wheth er It Is Ignorant or whether It Is merely careless In the extreme. For some time Mr. Richards has, as Assistant Commis sioner, been looking into lieu selections made by the state, and has finally con cluded that one of three conditions ex ists nmong state officials In charge, of state school .lands. On one day December 29 last he can celed six Invalid lieu selections filed by the state. These erroneous selections have been coming In for some time, and are not decided until they come up for approval. Many cancellations preceded those of the 29th, and from present ap pearances others are to follow, in which there may be no doubt as to facts. The several selections canceled, togeth er with these errors, are given as follows: Under list 266 the state selected the south west quarter of the southeast quarter. section 7, and lot 6, section 18, township 3 south, range 20 east, and the northwest quarter of the southwest qua'rter, section 10, township 4 south, range 23 east, in lieu of 120 acres in section 16, township S north, range 4 west. This latter Is a fractional township, and was, all but 14 acres, pre viously used by the state as lieu base because of Its mineral character. Used Same Base Twice. Under list 271 the state selected the southeast quarter of the southwest quar tcr and southwest quarter of the south east quarter of section 5, township 4 south. range 19 east, in lieu of 0 acres In section 36, township 6 north, range 36 east, upon an alleged loss to the state. by reason of settlement. The only settlement In sec tlon 36 was found by Commissioner Rich. ards to be for the southeast quarter, which has previously been used as base. The selection was without valid base. and, being Invalid, was canceled. The state selected, under list 26S, lot 1 and the northeast quarter of the north west quarter of section 18, township 4 south, range C east, within the Cascada forest reserve, and al3o selected the northwest quarter of the northwest quar tcr of section 17, township 4 south, range 20 east, in lieu of 40 acres In section 36, township 3 south, range 9 east. In the Cascade reserve. The base land, how ever, had been previously used by the state. Under list 273 the state solected the southeast quarter of section 20, township 2 south, range 14 east. In lieu of 150 acres in section 16, township 5 south, range 4 east, upon an alleged loss by reason of the mineral character of base lands. It was found that 613 acres of said section 16 have been used as, base for selections previously approved. List 240 covered a selection by the state for the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section 4, township 1 south. range 24 east, In lieu of the northeast quarter of section 16, township 12 south, range 33 east, lost to the state by reason of Its mineral character. The entire sec tion has heretofore been used as base In lists 13 and 45, La Grande series. The base was therefore invalid and the selec tlon held for cancellation. By list 294 the state selected the north west quarter of the northeast quarter of section 2S, township 9 south, range 23 east. In lieu of the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section 36, township 33 south, range 6 west, upon an alleged loss by reason of the mineral character of base lands. The entire northeast quar ter of secton 36, however, had hereto-, fore been used as base by the state in list 12S. La Grande series. All of the above lists were In 'The Dalles series, but the fact that the state has at tempted In each Instance to use lands as .bass a second time Is not charitable to The Dalles land officers. It 1b the state officials who are primarily at fault. Another Suspicions Deal. On December 27 Commissioner Richards closed another suspicious deal on the part of the State Land Board. On September 1C last he canceled the state selection embraced in school indemnity list 266V filed In the . Roseburg office January 27, 1002, In which the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section 12, town ship IS south, range 7 west, and the north west quarter of section 24, township 15 south, range 7 west, have been selected In litm of the north half of the southeast quarter of section SG. township 13 south. range 31 east. The tract offered as base had already been used as .such in ap proved lists 13 and 15, Oregon City series. The state was allcwcd CO days to show i cause why said selection should not be canceled. October 13 the Register and Receiver at Roseburg transmitted an amended list. 266, filed by the state October 6, substitut ing the north half of the northeast quarter of. section 36, township 13 south, range 33 cast, as bases for such selection upon an alleged loss to the state by reason of the mineral character of the base land. October 2S the Roseburg office was noti fied that the last-described lands could not be used as base, because the township In wrich they were embraced-had not as yet been surveyed. The state was In structed that the application to substitute one Invalid base for another cannot be entertained by the Land office. December 12 the Roseburg officers again transmitted an amended list, 266, Hied In their office December 3, in which the north half of the northeast quarter of section 36, township 10 south, range 44 east, was offered as a base in lieu of that heretofore offered, upon an alleged loss to the state by reason of the mineral character of tho base land, but as 639 acre3 of section -26 last named were pre viously used by the state a3 bases for selections made by list ICS, Lakevlcw series, filed July 6, 1901, the amended list 266 was again rejected four days ago, and tho selections are still without bases and Invalid. The time allowed to the state In which to show cause having expired, the elections have been canceled. Stronff Appearance of Fraud. The persistence v.lth which tho state offered successively three invalid bases in order to make lieu selection of this one tract leads to the suspicion that the state may have already granted apparent rights to scene individual to the land, when, In fact, the state had no such right, nof havlnc acquired title. This practice is more or less common, and to determine the facts Commissioner Richards has ordered an examination to determine whether or not any timber has, been cut from the same under color of a Ight conferred by this attempted state selection. If timber has been removed, the party so removing it Is liable to the value of tho timber cut, and will be required to reimburse the Government. "Whether or not he can recover from the state is a matter the department cannot regulate. The blundering manner in which state selections In Oregon have been made leads to the conclusion that there Is either In excusable ignorance on the part of public officials or there is a bold attempt at fraud, made In the hope that lax methods Jn "Washington will permit of successful culmination. Itmay be said now that the new C6m mlssloner Is thoroughly versed In land law and land practices, will be able to deal with all such selections hereafter made, and will be heartily backed up by Secretary Hitchcock. President's Reception at White House. BLAZE OF ELECTRIC LIGHTS Brilliant Assemblage Cele brates the New Year, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN LINE Shurtleff Collcffc Raises $.0,000. ST. :LOUIS. Mo., Jan. 1. Announcement was made today that the raising of the new $50,000 endowment for Shurtleff Col lege, at Upper Alton,. 111., has been com pleted. Of the $30,000. the college raised $37,500 and John D. Rockefeller gave $12,-500. President ana Mrs. Roosevelt Wel come Diplomats and Lcadlnff Men of the A'ntion, Followed by Hosts of the People. "WASHINGTON, Jan. L President Roosevelt's New Tear's reception was one or tne most brilliant events In Washing ton society history. All callers, were af forded the opportunity of greeting the President and Mrs. Roosevelt and ex changing with them the compliments of the new year. No distinctions were made except such as were rendered necessary In preservation of order. Today the general public for the first time had an opportunity to eec the widely heralded Improvements In the White House Improvements which when completed will have cost about $000,000. In addition to a desire personally to wish 'the Presi dent and Mrs. Roosevelt a Happy New Year, hundreds were attracted by a wish to see the White House In Its new and handsome Interior finish and furnishing. To many who were familiar with the In terior of the mansion as It was a year ago the changes made were a revelation. While In a general way the form of the Interior has been retained In beauty and effectiveness. It Is wholly different. Just 102 years ago today President John Adams and his wife opened the White House with a New Year's reception to their friends and to the public generally. The dawn of the first fete day within the walls since become historic was accompa nied by the noise of saw and hammer, as was this day. On account of the unfin ished condition of the lower floor. Presi dent and Mrs. Adams received their guests In the room on the second floor now oc cupied by President Roosevelt as a library. While the Improvements now are more nearly completed than was the mansion Itself at that time, it will be several months before the workmen will have fin ished their task. Blaze of Electric Lights. An hour before the time for the formal reception the mansion was aglow with myriads of electric lights. Towering palms of rare varieties were placed In niches about the vestibule, main corridor and stalrcasee. Two great square masses of American and English nolly were arranged between the vestibule and main corridor, affording a brilliant and effective back ground for the handsome scarlet uniforms of the Marine Band, 60 pieces strong, which occupied tiers of seats In the vesti bule. In the red. blue and green rooms and In the splendid east room were dis posed a few vases containing cut flowers, principally large white lilies and lilies of the valley. It was noticeable, however, that the floral decorations had been sub ordinated to the new furnishings and fin ishing of the rooms. It was a merry day for the Roosevelt children. Prior to the reception they had a jolly time In the lower part of the house. They manifested the liveliest Inter est in all the arrangements. Shortly before 11 o'clock, the hour at which the reception began, the diplomatic corps began to assemble In the red room. The members of the corps entered the mansion from the south side as usual In order to avoid the crush of the throng already gathered about the main entrance on the north side. Under the glare of the electric candelabra the spectacle present ed by this cosmopolitan gathering, attired in mngniflcent court uniform, sparkling epaulettes and glistening swords, show ing resplendent against the red velvet walls .and Ivory woodwork, was gorgeous. Promptly at 11 o'clock the trumpeteis of the Marine Band sounded a fanfare announcing the approach of the President and Mrs. Roosevelt and the Immediate receiving party. President Roosevelt, with Mrs. Roosevelt on his arm, descended tho main staircase and passing across the main corridor and through the green room entered the blue room, where the guests were received. Following them came mem bers of the Cabinet and ladies. The re ceiving party were arranged in the arc of a circle in the bow window of the blue room. Facing them were the ladies in vited to assist. Between the two sections of the receiving party a lane was formed by cordons of old gold velvet. Through this lane the callers passed from the red room, proceeding through the green room Into the east room and thence down the staircaee into the east terrace and pass ing into the street opposite the west en trance of the Treasury. Diplomats In Gorgeous Array. The President was In excellent spirits. and Mrs. Roosevelt never seemed happier or more gracious. The President was at tired In a frock suit, and the only dash of color about his attire was a tie of gray ish tint. Shortly after the receiving party assembled in tne blueroom, the reception proper began. The Introductions were made by Colonel Theodore M. Bingham. the President's military aid, assisted by Major Charles McCawley, Captain John D. Proctor. Jr., and Lieutenant Frank Mc Coy. They were In full dress uniform. The members of the diplomatic corps were received first. As 'dean of the corps, Herr von Holleben, the German Ambas sador, occupied the post of honor at the head of the line. All of the Ambassa dors and Ministers were accompanied by their suites, their uniforms weighted with a wealth of gold lace and rich ornamenta tion and decorations. Among the diplo mats particularly missed was Wu Ting Fang, now en route home, where new hon ors await him. The Chinese Legation was represented by Shen Tung, the Charge d'Affalres. and his suite, all attired in gor geous Oriental silks and satins. Another familiar face missing was that of Jules Cambon, the French Ambassador, whose successor has not yet arrived. Following the German Ambassador and suite came Count Casslnl, the Russian Ambassador; Senor Aplroz, the Mexican Ambassador; Sencr ayor des Planches, the Italian Ambassador', and Sir Michael Herbert, the British Ambassador. After the French representatives and last in tho line of Ambassadors was Baron Hengel mueller, the Austrian-Hungarian Ambas sador, recently raised to the higher diplo matic rank. Cuba was represented to day for the first timer Senor Gonzales de Quesada having the honor of extending the first greetings of a New Year to the President on behalf of the new island re public. In all 33 embassies and legations were represented at the reception. Soon after the diplomatic corps had been re ceived. Secretary and Mrs. Hay left the receiving line and repaired to their resi dence, where, at noon, they received and entertained at luncheon the foreign diplo matic representation of the city. Judges and Ministers. After the diplomats, President and Mrs. Roosevelt received the Supreme Court of First Message Received From Honolulu. FROM DOLE TO ROOSEVELT Arrival of New Year Auspi ciously Celebrated. INSTRUMENTS WORKPEBFECTLY At Three Minutes Past Eleven First Words Come Across 'Ocean Gov ernor of Hawaii Sends Congrat ulations on the Event. (Concluded on Third Page.) PROBABLE SPEAKER OF NEXT CONGRESS. From a photo by Cllnedlnst, WMhlngton. LATEST PHOTOGRAPH OF REPRES ENTATIVE JOSEPH G. CAXXOX, OF ILLINOIS. The Pacific cable Is completed to Honolulu, and the first message was received at San Francisco at 11:03 o'clock last night. This was a message of congratulation from Governor Dole to Prealdent Roose velt. It was received at the White House about 3 A. if.. Eastern time, i after the President had retired. The cable worked with gratifying speed and accuracy. SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 1. The first message from Honolulu over the Pacific cable was received here at 11:03 o'clock tonight. The signals were perfect at both ends. The speed was fast, but the operators have not figured out the rate at which the earliest messages were ex changed. The first message was from Governor Dole to President Roosevelt. Almost Immediately after communica tion was established a message of greet ing was flashed to President Roosevelt at Washington. The message was from Gov ernor Dole, of Hawaii. The text was withheld, pending receipt of the message by the President in person. CABLE WORKS PERFECTLY. Greetings to President Followed by ' Those to Cable Company. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 1. The patience of the watchers of the Postal Telegraph Company was rewarded at H:01 o'clock tonight, when the instrument atvthe San Francisco end of the Pacific cable -indicated that connections with Honolulu had at last been made and that a message was coming through. The first words that the ticker denoted on the tape were: "You are reversed," meaning that the Honolulu operator wa3 getting the San Francisco signals back wards. The local difficulty was quickly adjusted by a readjustment of the bat teries here and then came the first formal communication from Uncle Sam's posses sions across the Pacific cable. It was fitting that such mesage should be from the chief of the fair Pacific Isles to the head of the United States, and so the ticker read a message of congratu lation and good will from Governor Dole to President Roosevelt. Then came a. cablegram from the cable officials at Hon olulu to Clarence Mackay, president of the Commercial Cable Company. Company messages followed rapidly, greetings be- (Concluded on Second Face.) CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPEI. Xntionnl. Brilliant gathering at the President's. New Year's reception. Page 1. Pacific cable completed to Honolulu and first message received. Page 1. Democratic leaders choose the tariff as tssuo of the next campaign. Page 2. Domestic. New Sheriffs in Maine enforce prohibition law ragidly. Page 2. Science Association elects Carroll D. Wrlzht president. Pago 3. Pennsylvania coal miners refuse to work on New Tear's to relieve the coal famine. Page 3. ForclKn. King Edward proclaimed- Emperor of India with great pomp, at Delhi. Page 3. Castro attaches conditions to arbitration which, causo discussion among the allies. Page 2. Moorish rebels march on Fez, and the Sultan goes out to fight them. Page 2. Bubonic piaguo cause3 panic on Mexican coast. Page 3. Pacific Const. Bloodshed is expected among- the claim-locators In Wyoming oil fields. Page 4. Salem is discussing question of enlarging city limits. Page 4. Leading Republican Senatorial candidates in Idaho favor a caucus. Page 4. Oregon state land selections rejected by General Land OITlce because state tried to exchange same tracts twice. Page 1. Sports. Multnomah defeats Reliance. 5-0. Page 14. V. S. Howard wins Portland Hunt Club paper chase.. Page 5. Opinions- of Portland football critics on mass play?. Page 5. O'Brien knocks cut Weinig in 11 rounds, at Buffalo. Page 5. Jeffries refuses to fight Mexican Pete because he fears to be knocked out. Page 3. Marine. J. B. C. Lockwood appointed Port of Portland drydock engineer. Page 13. Two cargo ships arrive in port. Page 13. Dangerous navigation at the entrance to tha Straits. Page 13. Tempestuous voyage of the bark C. D. Bryant. Page 13. Portlnnd and Vicinity. Colored desperadoes attempt life of Andraw Jackson. Page S. Railroad men discuss epidemic of wreck-. Page 10. New Year's' Orego, in great demand. . Page 10. Historical Society wfnts to keep state appro priation. Pa-e 8. James IV. Abbott tels of probable establish ment of good road! bureau. Pago 11. Milwaukle rural mall delivery begun. Page 10.