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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 7, 1JU3.
BIND THE OCTOPUS
Purpose of Bill Proposed in
House by Littlefield.
D ARMOND FOR OTHER WEAPON
TV'onld Iteilnrr Tnrlff nnd. Break Its
Bunca With Competition Lenders
Clone General Debute on Antl
Truat Vote Comes Today.
General debate on the antitrust bill
closM In the House shortly bclora 8
o'clock last evenlnc. The debate had
proceeded rtcce 10 o'clock la the jnorn
lcr. More Interest wan aroused as It
proceeded, and the closlns roeecbes by
I Armond (Dem.. Mo.) and Little
field (Rrp., Me.) were dcllrtred to
crowded Kail fries and to a very full at
tendance on the floor.
The closing hour was devoid of brll-.
Ilant pyrotechnics and sensational
clashes. The othi'r speakers yesterday
wire Lawrence (Men. Mass.), Parker
(Rep.. X. J.). Terrlll (Itep.. Mass.),
Jenkins lllep.. Wis.). Douglass (Rep..
N. Y.), Henry (Dem.. Tex.), Fleming;
(Dem.. Ga.). McCldlan (Dem.. X. T.).
Williams (Dem.. Miss.) and Klebure
Today for three hours the bill will
be considered under the five-minute
rule, alter which the final vote wIU be
WASHINGTON. Feb. 6. In accordance
with the special rule, the House met at
10 o'clock to continue the debate upon
the anti-trtwt bill. Lawrence (Mass.), the
first speaker, heartily supported the meas
ure, and was followed by Henry of Texas.
Jenkins (Wis.), chairman or the Ju
diciary committee, held there were no
trusts, and that Congrtss had no control
Flemin suggested an amendment so as
to make aectIon5 applicable to water
transportation. He said that Kevin (O.)
nnd himself, both members of the Ju
diciary committee, had concurred in a
minority report favoring the striking out
of section 7, which prohibited the carrier
from transporting trust-made goods. He
was oppofed to it because it placed the
responsibility of determining what were
trust-made goods on the carrier.
Gilbert (Ky.) mid his private opinion
was that the bill was not only a homeo
pathic done, but that it would do more
liarm -than. good. The Republican party,
he said, was now engaged in the same
eort of desperate effort to destroy the
trusts which characterized It in Its at
tempts for ten years to establish bi
metallsm by International agreement.
After some further remarks by HcCIel
lan (N. T.). Terrell (Mass.). Douglas (N.
T.). Kitchen (N. C.) and Kleburg (Tex.).
Williams (Miss.) replied at some length
to the assertions of Sllbley (Rep. Fa.)
a few days ago "that the day of individu
alism and competition had passed."
Break: Bancs of Giant Tr(iit.
De'"Armond (Dem., Mo.) then closed the
general debate for his side. He said he
realized how difficult It was to deal "ade
quately "with the. trust question. Human
greed, with the best human Intellect at Its
command, was not easily Dallied, and
therefore a solution of the problem re
quired sincere and honest endeavor. He
was ono of those, be said, who believed
that a revision of the tariff could ac
complish much. He did not believe that the
tariff sheltered all trusts. Still. If It
'would break the bones of any of the giant
'trusts, why. he asked, should the. remedy-
not be applied7 Some one on the other
Elde he said, openly admitted that the
tariff should be revised In certain par
ticulars. Why should not the bars be let
down -when the tariff was made a shel
tering place and a breeding ground for
to clothe the Frcsldcnt with' power to sus
pend duties on trust-made articles when
ever necessary to protect the public "Why.
he Asked, would not the other side Join
in the .enactment of that amendment?
"Do you prefer." he asked, addressing
the Republican side, "to trust the trusts
rather than your own President?" "We
are not seeking to destroy," Do Armond
Bald, 'tut to preserve: to act as a bul
wark to prevent the concentration and
tho "multiplying of monopoly which will
Anally crush out the American 'Individual
and make a husk and shadow of -what was
once his nroud'Amerlcan cltlzcnshln."
De Armond said the bill reported from
tne Judiciary committee was quite a dif
ferent measure from that originally In
troduced by Littlefield. "When the gen
tleman from Maine started out." he said.
"he had blood In his eye and a tomahawk
in his hand. But by the time he and his
colleagues caught up with the trusts they
wjere smoking the pipe of peace. The sky
otbs cicar ana tne pickings were to con
tinue good for trusts.
If it was desired to do something rt.
fectlve. Do Armond said, the" minority
amendment should be adopted. Corpora
tions should be made amendable to local
courts as individuals were. The taxing
jwnn ui uic juci.aiut.ni enouia oe ap
plicable, as It was to suppress Mate banks.
The bankruptcy act should be used to
throw trusts into court if they violated
tne l&w. He believed, he said, that mem-
hers should seriously, without seeking
party advantage, strive to place an ef
fective law on the statute books.
""The Administration and the Renubll-
can majority In Ooncress." said he. "will
TTO far, enough to satisfy the -people that
it seexs to ao something ror the people's
good, but not far enough to hurt the peo-
je s enemy.
Trust Old as History.
Littlefield closed the debate for the ma
jority. He said that no one seriously
believed that, within the Constitutional
limitations, a bill could be prepared that
would fully and adequately meet the sit
uation. But he "believed the committee
Kad presented "a fair, reasonable and
Constitutional measure,' vand as such he
hoped it, would address Itself to the -members
of the House. Littlefield created
much amusement byreadlng a' most ex
travagant denunciation of combinations
end then announcing that the extract was
nqt. from the speech of any gentleman
.on the other side, but from a speech of
rSlr John Culpepper, delivered In 'the Brit
ish ParllamenfSB years ago.
-They had them then," he said, "Just
J&s we have them now. I call your at
tention to the fact that there was no pro
Icqtive tariff in those days." HA traced
the history of combinations back to 2300
B. C, to show, he said, that combinations
had always existed and that there had
been an, outcry against them. It showed
further, he said, how old and how diffi
cult the- problem before Congress was
Speaking of the bill. Littlefield said It
was not contended thst thA mthltfv
feature was a specific or cure-all for
monopoly, but only that It was a steo
in the right direction, helpful to the pub
lic In the - three connections where ' cor
porations touched the people, namely, as
investor, creditor ana consumer, in re.
nly to a question, Littlefield said .he did
-not believe congress, should penalize over
capitalization. To do,o, he. said, would
proauco panic But pubUcltr.. he-insisted.
would acquaint the people with the facts
and the evils or overcapitalization would
he trraduallv- corrected.
When Littlefield concluded, the general
debate was formally declared closed, and
at 5:15 P. M. the House adjourned.
HAVE ALMOST AGREED.
Bat Conferees on Commerce Bill
WASHINGTON. Feb. 6. The conferees"
of the Senate and House on the Depart-,
ment of Commerce bill approached very
near the point of agreement on the bill tq
day, but adjourned to meet tomorrow
without entirely finishing their work. They
were In cession about three nour, tne
greater part of the time being spent in an
effort to adjust the differences on the
question as 0) whether the. President
should be given power to transfer the
Interstate Commerce Commission to the
proposed department, as provided by the
House bill. Much feeling was manifested
over the matter and the controversy be
came so animated nt one time that the.
voices of the conferees could be plainly
heard in the adjoining corridors.
When the meeting began the trust pro
vision of the bill was taken up Immed
iately. No time was lost in reaching an
agreement on that point. The differ
ences were adjusted by the, acceptance of
the Nelson amendment, with a portion of
tho House provision added.
The conferees then sought to come to an
understanding on the question of trans
ferrlnc the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion to the new department. At first
there appeared a strong probability or
coming to an Immediate understanding on
this point, aa the House conferees con
sented, without making any objections, to
the elimination of the specific mention of
tho commission. The bill, as passed by
tho Houee, authorizes the President to
transfer to the propoted department, "the
whole or any part of any office, bureau,
division or other branch of the public
service engaged In statistical or scientific
work, or the Interstate Commerce Com
mission." The Senate conferees moved to
strike out the words referring to the com-
mlfFlon and after some objections, the
representatives of the House assented.
It was then .suggested that the. transfer
of the commission might be accomplished
under the general authority given to
transfer burcaui engaged in statistical
work. As the business of the Interstate
Commerce Commission Is. largely of that
character, an effort will be made so to
amend the language of the provision as
to prevent, nnd even prohibit, that result.
It was at this point that the meeting came
to a dose The members of the House
refused point blank for a time to con
sider any further differences and it looked
as if it would be necessary to bring the
conference to a close and report a dead
lock. Further parleying produced a more
conciliator' spirit, j(hd the meeting at last
adjourned with an understanding to
meut tomorrow. Hope was expressed that
an agreement will be finally reached. The
effort of the Senate conferees now Is to
limit the transfer to bureaus engaged
"exclush-ely" In statistical work.
The trust section, as agreed on. andsas
it will become in case an agreement can
be reached on the Interstate Commerce
Commission differences, provides for a
Bureau of Corporations, a Commissioner
of Corporations, a Deputy Commissioner,
a chief clerk and such special agents,
clerks and other employes as may be au
thorized by law. .Tho section provides:
"The said Commissioner shall have
power and authority to make, under the
direction of tho Secretary of Commerce
and Labor, diligent Investigation into the
organization, conduct and management of
the business of any corporation. Joint
stock company or corporate combination
engaged In commerce among the several
states, and with foieign "hatlons, except
common carriers, subject to an act to
regulate commerce approved February 4.
1S97, and to gather such information and
data as will enable the President of the
United States to make recommendations
to Congress for legislation for the regula
tion of such commerce, and to report such
data to the President from time to time as
he shall require; and the Information so
obtained, or as much thereof as the Presl
dYnt" may Ufroct, shall bo made public
"In order to accomplish the purpose of
this section, said Commissioner shall have
and exercise tho same power and author
ity in respect to corporations. Joint-stock
companies and combinations subject to
the provisions thcreof-as is conferred on
the Interstate Commerce Commission in
said act to regulate commerce, and the
amendments thereto in respect to com
mon carriers, so far as. the same may be
applicable, including the-right to subpena
and compel the attendance and testimony
of witnesses and the production of docu
mentary evidence and to administer oaths.
All the requirements and obligations, lia
bilities and immunities imposed, as con
ferred by said act to regulate commerce,
and by 'an act. In relation to testimony .De
force tho Interstate Commerce Commis
sion.' etc. approved (February 7. 1653, sup
plemental to said 'act sto regulate com
merce,' shall also apply to all persons
who-may be subpena ed to testify as wit
nesses or to produce documentary evi
dence in pursuance of the authority con
ferred by this section.
"It shall also be the province and duty
of said Bureau of Corporatlo'hs. under
the direction of the Secretary of Com
merce and Labor, to gather, compile, pub
lish . and supply useful information con-'
cernlng corporations doing business with
in the lmits of the United States and any
foreign country, including corporations
engaged In insurance, and to attend to
such other duties aa may .be hereafter
provided by law."
To-Inquire Into Coal Combines.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6.-Representative
Small, of ' North Carolina, today introduced
a concurrent resolution providing for the
appointment by the Speaker of a commit
tee of 11 members of the House to Inquire
generally into the coal conditions in the
United States. Tho resolution further di
rects the committee to "Inquire whether
any combinations exist between mlneown
ers and operators and the transportation
companies in Violation of the law of the
United States." A report It to be made to
-the next Congrecs., .
Fate of Statehood B1U In Doubt.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 6. The Senate
committee on agriculture today consid
ered, but took no final rctlon on the agri
clutural appropriation bUL It is under
stood that the bill will be held for a cer
tain time In order to ascertain whether It
is possible to dispose of the statehood hill
without putting it on tho agricultural ap
propriation bill as an amendment. The
committee' still stands by its decision.
however, to connect the two measures if
Accepts Uobson's Resignation.
WASHINGTON', Feb. 6. Naval Con
structor Richard P. Hobson's resignation
has been accepted by Secretary Moody,
wno has written Mr. Hobson as follows:
TTha department acknowledges receipt
or your resignation, tendered January 23.
3B; also year telegram of February 5, de
clining to reconsider the same.
"Your resignation from the United States
Navy is accepted to take effect from this
date, February 6, IMS."
Roosevelt Has a Cold.
WASHINGTON, Feb. S. President
Roosevelt is suffering from the effects of
a cold, at has not Incapacitated him. and
he is attending to his usual duties without
serious inconvenience, but he is troubled
with hoarseness. This la yielding to treat
Slle Chosen at St. Loals.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 5. The Secretary
of the Treasury has selected as the site
for the United States. Fostofflce hulMlnr
at SL Louis the property bounded by Wal
nut, seventeenth ana Eighteenth streets.
-ine price paid is JI6.00Q.
JBeloTr Zero Id Jievads.
RENO. New -Yeb. 6. Thfc mprTii-t. In
Western Nevada has been going to sero
and below every night for the past week.
Last night it was from 8 to 15 degrees be-
lOW ueic. I
I FIGHTS CANAL TREATY
MOnGAJT SAYS- THERE was deal
s WITH 1AJ'AMA REBELS.
Begins Attack In Open Session of
Sennte. lint Cnllotu Closes Doors on
Ills Speech Will Renew Assnult
For a time today In to Senate It
looked as .thourh the question of the
construction of an Isthmian canal
would be discussed In open session.
Morcan spoke on his resolution all
ins on the Secretary of the Navr for
correspondence regarding ' the military
occupation of the bays of Panama and
Colon. Cullom Interrupted him with a '
motion for an executive session, which
the chair sustained over Momn's ob
jection. MorRan. contlnulne his remarks in
executive session, alleged that the 10,
'00.000 which the United States paid
to Colombia would co to tho Insur-
gents. When open session was resumed
Morgan predicted that, it the United
States continued Its policy with refer
ence to the construction of an Isthmian
canal, war with Colombia was Inevita
ble. After Kean had spoken a short rteie
In opposition to the statehood bill the
Senate adjourned, out of respect to the
memory of the lite Representative
Moody, of North Carolina.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 6. In the Senate
today a conference was agreed to on the
general staff bill and Cockrell, Quarles
and Fornkcr were appointed conferees. A
bllt was passed authorizing the construc
tion of a bridge across the Missouri River
between tho City of Chamberlain. In Brule
County, and Eyman County, S. D.
The resolution of Morgan, Introduced
yesterday, calling on the Secretary "of the
?2vy for all reports and correspondence
regarding the military occupation of the
Rays of Panama and Colon was laid be
fore the Senate. Morgan explained the
object of the resolution, and on motion of
Cullom they .went Into executive session.
After tho doors closed Morgin continued
his remarks, speaking especially of the
Irregularities which hi said characterized
tho government of Panama. He did not,
however, do this until he had spoken- of
the course of the Seriate in closing the
doors while he was discussing his resolu
tion. Ho said h considered himself as
good a Judge as any one of the proprie
ties connected with executive matter. He
bad not violated thara proprieties, and did
nonntenu to do so. He expressed the
opinion that a question of ruch Import
ance as the construction of an inter-
oceanic, canal. In which the entire world
I: interested, should be openly debated
-nnd he announced his intention of offering
a motion to that effect in the Senate.
Replying to these remarks,Cullom said
that he had not intended any affront to
Morgan in asking that the doors be
closed, and that hu had made .the- request
only Because or tne inner s reference to
the treaty which, under the rules, could
not be debated In open session.
Morgan said that he would tako the
first opportunity to test the Senate on
the subject by asking a vote. He then
quoted at length the newspaper reports
concerning affairs In Colombia, upon
which his resolution was predicated, and
he proceeded with his remarks foe the
purpose of showing that this Government
had undertaken-40 pay the Colombian In
surgents t3.eO9.O0O. Tho resolution went
Bills were passed as follows: Sennto
bill amending the revised statutes so as-i
to provide for the detail of retired Of
ficers of the Army and Navy to assist in
military Instruction' In schools: Senate bill
authorizing the President to reinstate'
Alexinder G. Pendleton. Jr.. os a cadet
it) the United States' Military Academy?
Senate bill incorporating in tho District
of Columbia the American Academy of
Rome, the object of the bill being to es
tablish and maintain, an institution to
promote the study of the fine arts and to
aid and-stlmulato the education of archi
tects, painters and sculptors and other
Thi TfniiA fimpnrimmtjt to thei bill to
expedite trials in cases under tho Sher
man anti-trust law were assentea 10.
A Senate bill was passed appropriating
550.000 for thc constructlon of lighthouse
and fog signal stations In Alaskan waters.
A resolution offered by Stewart was
adopted authorizing the committee on In
dian affairs "to investigate and report
upon such matters affecting the 'Indians
or the Indian Service as the committee
shall consider competent." The committee
U empowered to sit during the sessions
of the Senate or during the- recess, in
Washington or such other places as it
may desire to visit.
Kean resumed his remarks in opposi
tion to the omnibus statehood bill.
TO MAINTAIN EOER RACE
Swiss Husbands for Boer Widows In
GENEVA. Fcbi The Swiss, papers as
sert that the Boer secret committee in Eu
rope is sending out fully equipped and
with their passages paid rencn ana ocr
man Bwlss to tho Transvaal and the Or
ange River Colony to marry tho Boer
widows and orphan girls with a- view to
repopulatlng the country and preventing
the British from becoming predominant.
FETID BETWEEN DEWETS.
Christian Calls Plet n Scoundrel' In
BLOEMFONTEIN, Feb. 6-Colbnlal Sec-
Tetary Chamberlain today had a two
hours' conference with a deputation 01
about 40 Boers of the extreme party, in
cluding Christian DcweU Tho deputation
presented an address, which, it Is under
stood, Mr. Chamberlain rejected, at thb
same time rebuking the delegatco for pre
senting the address, which he regarded aa
Insulting, Inasmuch .as it impugned the
go'od faith of himself and the governmentr
Christian') Dewet, who referred to Plet
Dewet and Chris Botha as scoundrels, ac
cused the government of contravening the
terms of the vereenigen agreement, e
nedallr as regards the amnesty, and he
"requested that tho terms of peace should
be incorporated in a law.
The feuds between the Boer parties have
(become so strong; particularly between
tne orotners, unnsuan. ana jiet .uewet.
that Mr. Chamberlain -may well bo In
doubt as to who really represents the
people of the Orange Jllver Colony. Pet
Dewet, who has been appointed a Justice
of the Peace, headed a deputation of
loyalist Boers to the Colonial Secretary.
Christian Dewet holds steadfastly- aloof
from the loyalists' section and until today
had made excuses andabsented himself
from allthe functions connected with Mr.
Chamberlain's visit. . ' ,
TRYING TO BEAT DOWJf CASTE.
Poller of Pelletan In French "Vavy
PARIS. Feb.- S. M. Pelletan, the Radi
cal Socialist Minister of Marine, seized
the opportunity during today's discussion
of' the naval budget in the Chamber of
Deputies, to explain his pollcy'and to de-
fend-hlmsejf from the attacks of which
he has been the object.
"I have always kept, in mind," he said.
!the naval .reverses of 1870, when the'. Ger
man ships -were able to station them
selves at the mouth of the Glremde. I
have wondered -what was the use of the
millions of francs previously spent on the
navy. Ii have a profound admiration for
the great Admirals of those days, but
institutions -must be modified. I do not
forget the glorious names of the past,
but there was in the navya sort of im
portance giving a tacitly recognized right
to a privileged situation. I respect all
men's convictions, and ask of none what
are his political ideas, but I Insist that
his ideas shall not be. manifested pub
licly. "I especially will not tolerate that an
officer, because he is a Republican, be'
barred from promotion. The more prog
ress democracy has made, the less access
It his had to the general staff. I have
sought to distribute promotion equally
between officers who have risen from the
ranks and those who have Issued, from
the "naval school. There exists in the
.navy not only a distinction of -rank, but of
caste. I have sought to suppress this
state If affairs. There should be no su
periority, except that of rank due to the
value of tho office."
After reviewing tho improvement al-l
ready realized in the navy, the Minister
' "Until It Is demonstrated that I am In
error, I will devote all my energy to seek
ing the best means of assuring ,the great
ness of France."
M. Fclletan's speech was much, ap
plauded and an amendment, the object of
which was to condemn the action of the
Minister regarding tho sailors in the mer
chant marine, was defeated, 275 to 230.
The budget- was then adopted and the
HAD A PROGRAMME OF MURDEn.
Rnblno Glories In Anarchy nnd Tells
of KtnK-Kllllnir Finns.
BRUSSELS, Feb. C. Tho trial ol Gen
naro RublnST the Italian anarchist, on the
charge of attempting to assassinate King
Leopold. November 15. by Bring three
shots at him while ho was returning
from tho Cathedral here after attending
a "te dcum" in memory of the late Queen
Henriette, was opened today In the Aslzo
Court. Large crowds gathered in the vi
cinity of the court, but only the witnesses,
lawyers and reporters were admitted. A
detachment of police of considerable
strength maintained order.
Rublno replied volubly to all interroga
tions, and whenever he uttered the word
"annrchy" he raised his voice as though
exulting In his connection therewith.
The prisoner bitterly assailed modern
society as the cause of all evil, declaring
he only attempted to take the life of the
Kins' because the latter was the highest
representative of society. Rublno added
that he had intended going to Italy for
the purpose of making an attempt on the
life of the Italian monarch, but he did
not have sufficient funds.
During -tho prisoner's examination it
dovelopcd -that he left tho Italian army
because his officers persecuted him. The
prosecution Included in the Indictment a
letter from Rublno to a socialist news
paper published In London. Justifying the
murder .of Scnor Canovas del Castillo, the
Spanish Premier, and stating that he, Ru
blno. had contemplated killing King Ed
ward November 23.
After hearlnz the witnesses and the
counsel'for the prosecution, who asked
for an exemplary sentence, counsel Royer,
rising to defend Rublno, adopted the
ground that Rublno was never a spy but
an anarchist. He had not been a suc
cessful student, but a man of acute. In
telligence and not e'Ily disposed. The cir
cumstance of the prisoner's life and his
new environment had rooted the seeds of
anarchism in his wounded soul. M. Royer
was proceeding to explain anarchist
theories when the court adjourned.
TEACHING THIS YOU.G FREXCH.
Government Ciiukcs Patriotism to Be
Instilled In the Schools.
PARIS, Feb. 6. In the discussion of the
budget of public instruction in the' Cham
ber of Deputies, tho Nationalist Deputy,
Syveton, attacked the Government on tho
ground that It had encouraged and even
forced teachers in the primary schools to
use their Influence with the pupils for po
lltlcjtVpurpajci". M. Chaumle, Minister of
Public Instruction; replied that the teach
ers were making an admirable political
propaganda and were forming good citi
zens in' teaching the pupils to love the
republic and their country.
"Yes." continued the Minister, "we are
encouraging them in doing this and I do
not think any Republican Chamber can re
proach uo for so doing."
A resolution was adpoted unanimously
approving the declaration of the Govern
ment and expressing the sympathy and
the gratitude of the Chamber to all the
teachers in the primary schools for their
devotion to France and the republic
The House then adopted the remaining
clauses of the public Instruction budget
All due to the alliance.
British Liberal Orson Make Capi
tal of Opposition to Alnska Treaty.
LONDON. Feb. t Tho announcement
from Washington that the United States
Senate Kill not ratify the Alaskan bound
ary treaty Is attributed In some quarters
to the exasperation created In the United
States by England's attitude In the Vene
zuelan question. The Liberal organs' char
acterize the break-down of the negotia
tions, the success of which was trumpet
ed with such vigor by the Ministerial
press, to "another shock to the prestige
of the Foreign Office."
Tho -Daily News says: "That most in
secure fabric British popularity with the
Americans, has sustained a damaging
blow in connection with" the-Venezuelan
Foreign Secretary Lansdowne Is urged
to study the history and National char
acter of tho United States "before em
barking on his next trans-Atlantic ven
ture." Sedition Spreads in nnssla.
LONDON. Feb. 6. According to a tele
gram from Klcff, published in the Times
this morning, a widespread and well
organlzed'scdltlous movement against the
government and against capitalism has
been discovered In South Russian labor
circles and It is rumored that three In
dustrial areas will be placed under mar
Socialist Leader Arrested.
NEW YORK. Feb. 6. The notorious So
cialist leader, Fabri, who fled from Hol
land to escape Imprisonment for partici
pating in the Antwerp Strike last year,
has surrendered and has been returned to
prison at Antwerp, according to a dis
patch to the Times from Brussels via
Kin ft Edrvnrd Is Recovering-.
LONDON, Feb. 6. The progress of King
Edward toward recovery continues srtls-.
factory. He was expected to drive out
yesterday, but In face of tho keen cast
wind. Sir Francis Laking, the King's phy
sician, considered it Imprudent, The court
will remain at Wlndsor,ovtr Sunday, after
which its movements arc uncertain.
Incorporating Krnpp Works.
BERLIN, ,Feh. C The capital or tho
new Krupp Company will be 37,500,000.
with J10.O00.O0O in debentures. The board
of overseers Includes ex-Railroad Minister
voa 'Thlelcn. Gustav Hartm'ann, of the
Dresdener Bank, and Ludwlg Delbrueck,
of Delbrueck, Leo & Co.
Adjonrned to End the TJnroar.
BUDAPEST. Feb. 6. The debate today
on the .military recruit bill In tho lower
house of the Hungarian- Parliament was
enlivened, by one of the tumultuous
scenes so -common of late. The uproar
finally became so great that the House
adjourned until tomorrow.
Krnier's Health Impaired.
MENTONB, Feb. 6. The report that Mr.
Krugera health Is shattered Is purely fan--tastlcal.
His recent Indisposition was of
a very slight, character and did not cause
the slightest anxiety to his friends. His
health is unimpaired.
No route across the continent, offers so
many attractions as. does the Denver &
Rio Grande. TVrlte the Portland Agency.
121 Third street, for illustrated booklets.
WILL ENLARGE THE NAVY
HOUSE COJUIITTEE FAVOnS POLICY
Presents Report Providing; More
Ships, Officers and Men Shortage
of Officers to Be Made L'p. '
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. Tho naval ap
propriation bill, reported to the House
today, carries 179.0153), or IS.1C0S9 less
than the estimates. The current appro
priation is rTS.SK.CKJ.1
In addition to the provision for the con
struction of three first-class battleships,
one first-class armored cruiser, two steel
training shins nnd nno trvMn hrit- h.7PI lne luairties of the better sorts, and
hill nllmre tho .AlHnn nr MM.hln. I
bill allows the selection of two Midship
men for each Senator. Representative and
delegate, thus doubling the number. The
committee says that with the present
deficiency of 577 officers and, with the
number of officers thatwill be required
for the ships In process of construction,
the., deficiency in the number of pincers
at the end of four years will bo 13C0, un
less additional Midshipmen ore author
ized. Further provision is made for tho ap
pointment of 12 Ensigns from warrant of
ficers, and for the appointment of 30 ad
ditional Lieutenant-Commanders. 50 ad
ditional Lieutenants. " additional Sur
geons. 124 additional Passed Assistant 'and
Assistant Surgeons, 23 Naval Construc
tors. Si additional officers for the Pay
Corps and 3000 enlisted men.
To tho 'Marine Corps .the bill adds one
Colonel, one Lieutenant-Colonel. rive
Majors, 12 Captains, 25 First Lieutenants;
12 Second Lieutenants, one Assistant Ad
jutant and Inspector, withrank of Major;
two Assistant Adjutants, with rank of
Major; one Assistant Quarteimaster. with
the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel; five As
sistant Quartermasters, with the rank'of
Captain; two Assistant Paymasters and
679 more enlisted men.
The limit of cost for the building of the
Naval Academy is ta be Increased from
tS.00C.000 to J10.000.000. The sum of JS00.S0O
Is appropriated for experiment stations
and testing laboratory in the department,
in the marine engineering and naval divis
ion. INJURED AT THE FIRE.
Fonr Firemen Suffer in Dnrnlng of
Factory nt Buffalo.
BUFFALO, Fek 6. The McKlnnon
Sash & Hardware Company's factory was
destroyed by fire tonight. Loss, $175,000.
Four firemen were Injured, ono of them
probably fatally. In a collision while en
route to the fire.
Fire in Lebanon, Ind.
LEBANON, Ind., Feb. 6. A Arc last
night destroyed the Neal &. Caszbn build
ings, in which there were four business
firms. Loss, J123.000: Insurance, half.
COALMEN PLEAD GUILTY.
Fined for Violating Antitrust Laws
DELAWARE, O.. Feb. 6. Seven coal
dealers of this city. Indicted for violation
of tho state antitrust law. pleaded guilty
today, and were fined $100 and costs upon
Sirs. Horrnrd T. Martin Dead.
NEW YORK. Feb.. 6. The death is an
nounced in Florence. Italy, of Mrs. How
ard Townsend Martin, wife' of a younger
.Brother of Bradley Martin. She wan
Mha Camilla Thompson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William V. Thompson, of
St. lvOUlS. -
Charles Hoxle, Mln'tnc; Editor.
DEADWOOD, S. D., Feb. 6. Charles
Hoxie. mining editor of tho Lead CalL
died In Deadwood today of consumption.
aged 4S years. Ho had been in the Black
Hills flvo years, coming from California,
wnere he was born.
Mrs. Trncey Peek Dead.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 6. The body
3f Mrs. Tracey Peck, wife of Professor
Peck, of Yale University, was found today
in Fort Hale Park, at Morris Cove. Mrs.
Peck disappeared yesterday.
nnlph Mtlbnnk, British Minister.
VIENNA. Feb. 6. Ralph Mllbank, the
British Minister Plenipotentiary hero.
mea suddenly today oj. heart disease.
Lndy henry G. Lennox Dead.
LONDON, Feb. 6. Lady Henry Gordon
Lennox, who has been seriously 111 for
some ume, died today. j
Whose Is "The Darllnc of the Gods"
KEW YORK, Feb. 6. The order of
arrest obtained by David Belasco for
Mrs. Bertram Bibcock. (Onoto Watanna)
was vacated today by Justico Leaven
tritt. In the Supreme Court. Mr. Belasco's
suit was brought to recover 135,000 dam
ages for alleged malicious libel andswas
based on statements' made hy Mrs. Han
cock that a series of scenes and incidents
were taken by Belasco from two of htr
two. books and incorporated in his ntfw
play, "The Darling of the Gods." Jus
tice LeavcntrJtt said the, order of arrest
should bc'vacited because thproof by
affidavit that a sufficientcause of action
existed -was defective.
Cuban Flan lny Fly In Madrid.
MADRID, Feb. 6. The Minister of For
eign. Affairs denies positively that any
representations have been made to the
Cuban Minister at Madrid. Senor Morchan'.
regarding the hoisting there of the Cuban
flag over his residence. The Cuban Min
ister, la declared to he acting- within his
rights In displaying the flag the day he
presented his credentials, and the govern
ment recognizes both the Cuban Minister.
and tho Cuban flag. It Is understood here.
however, that tbe Spanish government has
advised Its Minister at Havana not to
hoist the spanisn nag on assuming office.
- Form I nit Mine Supply Combine.
PITTSBURG. Feb. 6. Agents for a New
York syndicate are working to form a
combination of xnlnecar and supply com
panies in western Pennsylvania and
West Virginia. They have options on
about IS plants, nnd nro negotiating for
others. All large concerns, with a few
quiets tickling A throats,
hacking coughs, pain in
the lungs. Your doctor
will explain this. He
knows. Trust him. We
senddoctQrs our formula.
Doctors have tested it
exceptions, have named a price and given
an option. The combine Is to' be capital
ized at several millions, and Is to have
headquarters In Pittsburg.
, RIVAL OF THE BANANA.
The Mango's Rapid Progress as a.
Candidate for Popular Favor.
' Boston Herald.
A. fruit that is expected to rival the
banana- in popular favor Is now being In
troduced into this country by the Depart
ment of Agriculture. It is the mango,
so highly esteemed in the tropics. where
it outranks In public estetm both tho
banaiki and the orange. European resi
dents in the hot belt almost always aV
. . lonaness lor it. As yet, however.
It Is little known in the United States, he
me represented only by Inferior varieties
In our markets, which give no suggestion
tend rather to discourace than Increase
If an effort similar rn Hf whiKh
brought the banana Into favor in. this
country could place nn adequate supply
of mangoes before the public there Is no
apparent reason, why this new tropical
iruu snouiu not rereat the hlstorv of its
now popular, predecessor.
Already the tree which bears it has
been planted to a? considerable extent in
Florida, seeds of fine varieties having
been. brought from India, and soon plant
ers In that state will be sending mangoes
in boxes to-Northern markets. Some of
the Florida trees are yielding as many as
10,000 fruits. per tree in a season.
The mango tree grows under all sorts of
conditions, and requires Uttle-cultlvatlon.
It is so prolific that, with 23 to 100 frees
to an acre, enormous quantities of the
fruits may be produced on a small tract.
The mango varies, according to variety.
from little more than a bush to a tree 50
to 70 feet high. Its flowers are small and
reddish white or yellowish.
Tho fruits of some kinds are only two or
three inches JUi diameter, but others aro
three or four'tlmes that size, weighing as
much as four pounds. In shape they vary
nura nearly spnericai to long ana narrow
like a cucumber. In tho 'best varieties
fiber is almost entirely absent, and the
entire fruit consists of a mass of Juicy
orange colored pulp. , In some kinds the
pulp is so firm that it may be sliced with
a knife. In others It Is soft enough'to be
eaten with a spoon
The mango is said to have originated in
Southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago,
It Is now found wild in the forests of Cey
Florida' 'illir Trees.
Country Life In America,
It Is-dlfflcult even to guess at the ago of
the ancient live oaks, but some of them
must number centuries, and the oldest
nnd greatest of them, all Is a monarch of
the forest, with its outer branches sweep
ing tho ground in a circle 120 feet across,
with Hmb3 as great as ordinary trunks of
trees, and bearing a garderrof aerial ferns
and-alr plants upon their bark. This ven
erable tree Is supposed to be the largest
Uvo oak m Florida. Enormous grape vine
trunks rise sinuously from the ground and
lose themselves amid the quarter-acre of
foliage that crowns this tree. The sap
lings that once gave them support have
disappeared years ago, their only record
being the angles and curves of grapevine
stem to which they lent their transient
aid In cllmbins skyward.
Staples Students Riotous.
LONDON, Feb. 6. A dispatch from
Rome published In the Morning Leader reports-
serious, rioting among the students
-of the Naples University, In consequence
-of. an unpopular government regulation.
The professors have been maltreated, the
windows 01 tne university smashed and
a bonfire made of the furniture. On the
troops being summoned tbe students fled.
The university is now closed.
American Missionaries Left Fes.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. In a report to
thn State Department in regard to the
tribal war In Morocco. S. R. Gummcre,
United ,States Consul-General at Tangier,
says that Sir Arthur Nlcolien, the Brit
ish Minister, has informed him that the
American missionaries left Fez with a
larga caravan' on- January 12, Sir Arthur
having advanced money for their ex
penses. Vnurice Grnn Quits Opera Dnslness.
NEW YORK, Feb. 6. Maurice Grau. the
head of the Maurice Grau Opera Company,
officially announced at today's meeting of
the company that he would abandon the
opera business for a year at least. The
directors then decided that they would
not engago in the opera business until
Mr. Grau was ready to resume active
Wright Returning to Philippines.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. Luke E.
.Wright. Vice-Governor of the Philippines,
left here this evening for his home in
"Memphis preparatory to his return to
Manila. He expects to start from San
Francisco about March 10.
The? take possession of the body, and
are Lords of Misrule.
They are attended by pimples, bolls, the
Itching tetter, salt rheum, and other cu
taneous eruptions; by feelings of weakness,
languor, general debility and what not.
They cause more suffering than anything
Health, Strength, Peace and Pleasure
require their expulsion, and this Is posi
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That mysterious victor. "Grip." is now
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the young and old who are weak or predis
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It Is now well known that the dlseaso
spreads rapidly to tho various members of
ine nouscnoic into which It has been in
troduced. It accords with the theory of
infection, also, that the disease has
usually attacked the persons liable to in
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on "Epidemic Influenza," says the dlseaco
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In past Winter seasons It has been fully
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