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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1903.
QUAY'S BILL STICKS
May Delay Meritorious Meas
ures Beyond March 4.
PURE FOOD WON'T GETTHROUGH
Cohan nnd Panama Cnnnl Treaties
Are Also Involved, ljut "Senate Can
Hold Special Session for Tlicra
Trouble for Trust Bill.
OREGONIAN SEWS BUREAU. "Wash
lngton, Feb. 8. Tho statehood bill has
been iued as a successful buffer to prevent
tho consideration of a number of meas
ures to which there Is serious objection,
and It Is believed that the Republican
managers, having apparently an under
standing with Quay that unobjected bilk
shall pans and that the appropriations
shall go through, have not been at all dis
turbed by the contlnuanco of the state
hood bill as the unfinished business. The
Immigration bill, the eight-hour law, the
pure-food bill and some others to which
there Is serious objection, but which
would probably paw if there were time
for consideration, will now be crowded
out or amended to suit those who have
been opposing them.
Possibly an immigration bill which will
be purely an Administrative meamire.
from which all of the drastic features
have been eliminated, may go through. The
eight-hour bill Is evidently held up for
all ttmcvas it has met with decided op
position. The voto' taken the other day
for the consideration of the pure-food bill
shows that It cannot pass. Any bill which
has as much opposition as that at this
period of the fesrion is sure to be lost.
"While the statehood bill has been shut
ting out some of these measures, It haa
possibly held up the Cuban reciprocity
and the Colombian Canal treaties. But
little alarm Is felt in regard to these, be-
cause they can easily be considered in an
extra sewlon of the Senate If they do not
reach a vote in the present session.
It Is a matter of fact that the greater
the Jam the less talk there will be towards
the end. It matters not how much delay
there may be over appropriation bllta, it is
only when a minority seriously wants to
force an extra session that they could bo
defeated. Such action has not occurred
In many years.
There is ome talk about a counter fili
buster being organized by tho Democrats
"because they cannot get tho statehood bill
through, and that In a week or two. If
the omnibus bill Is constantly set aside,
they will show that they must have a
vote, or that they will defeat some or
the appropriation bills. "While this Is
said now as a threat. It is not likely to
be carried out. for such threats as these
are wasted upon the minority, who are
determined to talk the statehood bill to
The minority and the Democrats of
fered Quay an opportunity to admit two
states. They will agree upon the con
solidation of Arizona and New Mexico as
one state and Oklahoma and Indian Ter
ritory as another. For a time they might
have consented to Oklahoma separated
from Indian Territory, but they feel o
sure of their position now that they will
not offer more than they did early In the
statehood fight. "While the compromise
talk Is In the air it Is still too far dis
tant to be considered- seriously on either
The Littlefleld anti-trust bill, when it
reaches the Senate Monday, will be sent
to the Judiciary committee and by that
committee be sent to a subcommittee of
which Senator Hoar Is the chairman and
Senator Kelson a member. The subcom
mittee Jaas not acted, and it may not
act now on any of the trust bills. Sen
ator Nelson thinks that In the amendment
he has had inserted in the Department of
Commerce bill he has accomplished all
that can be done In that direction, except
"what will be done through the Interstate
Commerce Commission. The Senate lead
ers evidently do not care to take up anti
trust legislation such as is proposed in
the Littlefleld bill, as it would mean
.many amendments and a discussion which
they regard as fruitless. Still there may
be a majority of the committee on Judici
ary that would like to see the Littlefleld
Iblll considered nnd, notwithstanding what
has gone before, this committee may re
port It out. It would certainly be "a sur
prise to the Senate leaders If such ac
tion is taken, for it has not been their in
tention that anything further than the
Elklns bill and the Nelson corporation
amendment should be enacted at this ses
sion. APPROPniATIOX DILLS COME XEXT.
Sot Much Show for Currency Lnw In
"WASHINGTON. Feb. 8.-The House
will resume work on the appropriation
bills tomorrow. Tomorrow Is District of
Columbia day. Beginning Tuesday the
appropriation bills will be kept foremost
The sundry civil and naval appropria
tion bills are both on the calendar. The
former probably will be considered first.
A special rule will be required for the
consideration of the naval bill, as it con
tains a considerable amount of legisla
tion (especially that for Increasing the
number of officers in the service) which
la deemed vital, and unless a special
rule Is adopted all new legislation would
be subject to a point of order.
Friday Is pension day, but If other
things press the leaders may decide not to
give up the day to this class of business.
The session Is so fir advanced that minor
matters must give way for the supply pf
budgets and other imperative matters.
The friends of the currency hill are still
Insistent on time for consideration of
their bill, but the chancse for it are
growing more slim and unless time is
given this week it Is difficult to figure
tow it will be possible to glvo It any
STATEHOOD BILL DEADLOCK.
Jny Still Frcutt-Talk of a Com
"WASHINGTON, Feb. & All Indications
point to the conclusion of the debate on
the statehood bill during the present
week, but no one can tell at this time
Just when In the week the change will
come or how It will come. If the plans
of the Republican leaders who oppose the
statehood bill are put Into effect, the
committee on territories will bring In n
substitute bjll early In the week providing
for consolidation and the admission of
two states. This will probably not be
done, however, unless assurance can be
secured that the full Republican vote can
be obtained for the consolidation. If
this plan docs not take shape. Senator
Quay Is likely to press his statehood
amendment on the agricultural appropria
tion bill, and a, test of strength would en
sue. The vote, on this amendment will
be very close If taken, end while the om-
nlbt-s bill advocates feel that they have a
majority, they realize that it will not be
so large as It would be on a direct vote
on the "statehood bill alone and by itself.
j nere is now come talk of admlttirg enly
UKianoma, out ir this Bhoult be under
taken it will be only as a last resort and
will be postponed until toward the end of
tho session. Ml Senators are becoming
very rcrtlcss unaer the present conditions.
and it Is evtJtnt that they cannot long
Tomorrow, In accordance with notice
given by Senator Allison, the bill maklns
r.r prt rriatlons for the District of Colum
bia will be taken up. Some portions of
this bill will arouse debate, but advan
tage will be taken of the opportunity to
further the efforts to compromise the dif
ferences on tlie statehood bill. An effort
:Jso will be made during the week to se
cure consideration of the Cuban reclproc
:ty treaty. A portion of the time next
Saturday will be devoted to eulogies on
tho lives of deceased members of the
Memnrlnl for Congressmen.
"WASHINGTON. Feb. S. The House of
Representatives today held a memorial
session to ray tribute to the memory of
the lato Senator W. J. Sewell and the
late Representative Joshua S. Salmon, of
New Jersey. Mr. Parker, of New Jer
sey, presided. Tho eulogists of the two
departed members were: Messrs. Gardner
(Rep. N. J.). McCIclIm (Dcm. N. Y.). Hull
(Rep. Ia.). Steel (Rep. Ind.). Stewart
(Rep. N. J.). Fowler (Rep. N. J.). Parker
(Rep. N. J.), Flanagan (Dem. N. J.).
Foster (Rep. VL). Graff (Rep. I1L), Wil
liams (Dcm. Miss.). Warner (Ren. I1L),
Ransdell (Dcm. Tex.). Lloyd (Dem. Me.)
and Ball (Dem. Tex.) Chairman Hepburn
of the committee on IntersUte and for
eign commerce laid before the House the
report of the conferees on the Depart-
ment of Commerce and Labor and it was
ordered to be printed. At 2:40 P. M. the
AVnnt Ei-SIrtm Pensioned.
FORT "WORTH. Tex.. Feb. 8. At the
regular meeting today of R. E. Lee Camp,
United Confederate A'eterans. a resolu
tion Indorsing the Senator Hanna bill to
pension cx-slaves wan Introduced by State
Historian judge Cummlngs. and passed bv
an almost unanimous vote. Thero was
some objection on tho ground that the
resolution might be construed as political.
The resolution Huggests that the Texas
Representatives In Congress support the
Hanna measure to the extent of reward
ing all ex-slaves who remained at home
within the ages set forth in the bill, or
thoeo who went with their masters In tho
Civil War, but that those be excepted
who were enlisted in tho United States
volunteer service and are already on the
Rockefeller Defcerd to Be Excused.
NEW YORK" PfK S An ofrnrf
mado to see John D. Rockefeller In regard
to the teleirrams nnrnnrtlnp- tn hnv ian
sent by him to various Senators, but at
hlfl home he sent out word by a servant
mat no begged to be excused.
AMERICAN HEBREWS MEET
To Establish More Churches in the
CINCINNJtTT TVh Vino r t, n
members of tho executive board of Ameri
can Hebrew Congregations met here to
day at tho Hebrew Union College. Samuel
Woolmer- of Penrl.-i. Til wn 1wwj r-o-
ident to succeed Julius Freiberg.
A movement was started to establish
Jewish churches In every community in
he. TT-U CT t - . .
"iii m tne larger towns
iynagogues will be built and rabbis sta
tioned. Sabbath schools will be estab
lished. In communities where there la a
lack of wealth necessary to support a
chutch circuit rabbis will bo provided.
ai statca intervals will visit the
community and conduct religious ser
vices. The members nf 1ht ATM-,iiva -.-.
who took rart In the meeting today weie:
Samuel Woolmer. Peoria; Judge Cohen,
of Plttsbure: H. Mahlor nf r-iovota,..
Lewis J. Goldman. Lewis Krohn, Lewis
Helnshelmer. S! Fcx. Bernard Bettman.
Llpman Levy. Jacob Ottenheimcr and M.
Loth, of Cincinnati
Among other matters considered was
that of civil and religious rights. That
the matter mlcht hA irlvrn n mr. tlint..
ough consideration, a committee com
posed of the following was appointed to
report at tho special meeting, April IS:
Simon Wolfe, of Washington, D. C.,
chairman: David AHw. ll)-anlrn. t...i
Cohen, of Chicago; Jacob Furth. of" CleYe-
i.inu; joseim u. ureennut, or Peoria;
William B. Hackenbcrg, of Philadelphia;
M. Loth, of Cincinnati: M. W. Platzek.
of New York; C H. Schwab, of Chicago;
George Zleman. of Louisville; Leo Wise
of Cincinnati; I. W. Hermann, of Sail
Francisco; Nathan Frank, of St. Louis;
Judge Cohen, of Pittsburg; Lewis Zeson-gt-od,
of Cincinnati, and Henry M. Frank,
of Butte, Mont.
The prtfldent and vice-president of the
board are ex-ofnclo members of this com
mittee, wnich wan have Its headquarters
in Washington. D. C. It was announced
that the Isaac Wise memorial fund has
GOIXG TO HOME FOR ELECTION.
Jf-'eir Head to Be Chosen for the Fran
CINCINNATI. Feb. 8. Tho -RVnn.ia.n
Fathers have received a call from Rome
announcing that a universal chapter of
the entire FranelsKin Orrii- win h.
In that city on Pentecost Sunday for the
purpose oi electing a superior-general of
the order, to succeed th lnt
Aloyslus Laur. In this country the Fran
ciscans have five provinces, and the fol
lowing provincials will attend the general
chapter and participate In the election:
Very Revs. Louis Havcrbeck. repre
senting the Cincinnati, province; Hugo
linns Storff. representing the St. Louis
iuunn; a. iiuiien, representing the
New York Drovinee; Edward Ttwto
rcsentlrur the New Jersev nmHnM1
Stanislaus Jeka, representing the Polish
It Is probable that tho new superior
general of the Franciscans will be Rev.
Peter Bantlst Enclert n V t f-
irofessor at the Cincinnati Franciscan
College and for six' years provincial of
the Cincinnati province. Father Peter
has been the rt-nreeentntlvf In Ttnm
all the American Franciscans since the
organization of the friars' minor "by the
pope about four j ears tgo.
WATER ON THE RISE.
The Chattnhootchle, the Ocmulgee
nnd the "Wabash on Itanipngc.
COLTIirBriR. Ri Fh sm, rt. .
tahootchte River Is on a rise, and a flood
Is feared. The water is 35 feet above the
normal, nnd still rlislnir a v,m&
' ..w,i. nuiLi
was In process of construction has been
seriously damaged, and all the mills on
the river front will be Idle for several
davit. Within !t Inmr. ..!.... .v.- i
. . .ua vuc river
rose 5 feet. The damage to property all
uiuns me nvcr is considerable.
MACON. Ga. FYh s T, rt..i
River at this point is a feet above the
low-water mark. All trains on the South
ern cave been annulled, tho tracks above
Knd below Maoon 'hpfni t.-iri- -.-
People living on the river bottom lands
iieie nuve ueeri compelled to nee.
EVANS VI LLE. Itiil en-i i
w v -w AUC il)C(
Is still rlslne here tonlpht nn if i.
Pec ted the 40-foot stage will be reached
by Monday night, There are thousands
of bushels of corn along the river In cribs
and it is feared a great deal of It will be
lost. The Wabash Is rising rapidly to
night. A great many logs are coming out
of Green River.
Indiana Theater Burned.
FRANKFORT. Ind.. Feb. 8.-The Co
lumbia Theater was burned today. Loss,
MAY PASS BILL YET
Oregon Measure for Direct
MOVE TO RECONSIDER THE VOTE
Proposal to Purchase Mansion for
the Governor Finds Favor "With
Committee That Bill for
SALEM. Feb. R fRnw!-il T I. L.no
tonight that a strong effort will be made
la the Senate tomorrow to s?cure a re
consideration Of tho rSnltnn .Itru-t
nation bill, which lacked but one vote of
passing the Senate lest Friday. It Is
said that two Senators have expressed
their Intention of moving a reconsidera
tion. If the measure should gain one vote
it could be passed. The meamre was pre
pared by a committee appointed by the
Marlon County Direct Nomination League.
Which Committee wan cnmnntB-l nf mnm-
bers of different political parties. It was
supported by all tho Marlon County mem
bers, and President Brownell left his chair
as presiding officer In order to address the
Senate In behalf of the bill.
It is learned that the ways and mcani
committee is favorably disposed toward
CrolKin's Senate hill, providing for the
purchase of an executive mansion at Sa
lem. The bill provides for an appropria
tion of 115.000 for the purchase of the E.
N. Cooke property, on the northwest cor
ner of Court and Sumner streets. ThU
residence la the beat In the CIy of 'Sa
lem, and Is Just ncross the street from
the Capitol. .If was erected bv ex-Stnti.
Treasurer Cooke, who. as has "ben re
marked, was the only man in Salem ex
cept Hanker Bush wh could nfford to
own such n house. The structure Is built
on n Htyie appropriate for an executive
mansion and of the best material In every
Instance. It Is richly caroetefl nnd fur
nished with antique furniture, principally
of mahogany. The O3.000 price Includes
all the furnishings as It stands today, so
iu.il no lvrtncr appropriation would bo
necessary for that purpose for several
years to come. While the wording of tho
Dm does not cover the furnishings. It is
learned that the tender by the Pattons
Includes the houro and :tscontenta
The idea of tlio cromoters of the move
ment is that the stato should maintain
an executive mansion to which the Gover
nor could Invite distinguished visitors
when they call vnon him in an official ca
pacity. At present If tte'Governor of an
other state or the President of the United
States should visit Oregon he would be
taxen to a hotel or some private resi
dence. No Governor of Oregon could af
ford on his salaty to maintain an nrjoro-
prlate executive mansion.
The plan Is that the state shall Durchasa
the mansion, keep It furnished and supply
light, fuel, water and telephone service.
and have the grounds cared for by the
statenouo ganlenor. Domestic service
and all other maintenance would be pro
vided by the Governor. As Governor
Chamberlain might be considered to have
somo Interest In this measure, he has de
clined to express an opinion regarding it.
It Is known, however, that some time"
ago he was asked by the Governor of an
Eastern state for his opinion on tho sub
ject, an he replied that he belleved'that
every state should provide an executive
mansion, in which guests of the state
could bo received and entertained.
The Impression Is general that Senator
Marsters bill requiring parents' and guar
dians to give children the prompt atten
tion of physicians when they are sick or
injured, has been finally disposed of.
This Is not the case, for the bill was laid
upon the table with leave to call It up
at any time. The bill Is known as S. B.
139. and was reported unfavorably by tho
committee on medicine and pharmacy.
composed of three physicians. Instead
of being indefinitely postponed, and thus
killed, as most bills are when they are
adversely reported, this bill was laid on
the table. It may come up again. The
bill Is short, but sweeping In Its pro
visions. It reads:
"Section L It shall be the duty of the
parents or guardian to give minors or"
other persons dependent upon them. In
case of sickness or Injury, the prompt
care, aid, and attention or a physician or
surgeon, competent to practice medicine
or surgery In the State of Oregon.
Sec. z. If In any case parents or guar
dians refuse to give minors or persons de
pendent upon' them prompt and competent
medical or surgical care, aid and attend
ance, as provided In section 1 of this
act, they shall be guilty of criminal negli
gence, and shall be punishable by a fine
of not less than 110 or more than 1100, or
Imprisonment tn the County Jail for not
less than 10 days or more than SO days.
or both. In the discretion of the court."
While the purpose of the bill probably
was to prevent parents from employing
Christian Scientists, osteopaths and oth
ers not recognized as competent physi
cians under the laws of Oregon, the lan
guage of tho bill would prohibit a parent
irom ministering to the wants of his
own children In ordinary ailments.
Secretary of State Dunbar thinks tho
Legislature should appropriate 000 as an
emergency fund to be used by the Gov
ernor in any manner he may deem best.
At any time during the two years inter
vening between two sessions of the Leg
islature, something may occur that will
make an expenditure necessary though
there may be no law authorizing it. In
such case considerable Inconvenience
would be saved if the Governor had a
fund with which to meet the emergency.
Among other things, the Secretary sug
gests mat u the iTesment of the United
States or Admiral C. E. Clark should visit
Oregon, the Governor should have at his
command a sum of money sufficient
suitably to entertain the states guest.
There should be no limit to the purposes
for which the mony should be expended,
and as the Governor would be required
to furnish vouchers In the usual manner
and secure warrants from the Secretary
of State, upon the treasury, the people
would know for what purposes the money
naa oeen spent.
ty. Is at the Salem Hospltnl and will prob
ably have a run of typhoid fever. He
win not re in attenaanco upon tne Legis
lature, during the remainder of the ses
sion. A nilmtl(r nf fhn mamhr. ff V,
Legislature have been 111 since coming to
oaiem ana tne general opinion Is that
their Illness Is due to the quality of water
suDDlled for drlnklnr mirnnno flMni
of the members, upon the advice of their
physicians, have abstained from drinking
inc river waier unless ii nas nrst oeen
- -- - u fevwu
during the session of the Legislature.
uucni b water supply is taxen Irom tho
river Just above the business part of
town, and there hna nlvnvt hMn a ..-. .
difference of opinion as to Its purity.
-men woo come irom f orciana and Astoria,-
where the water is known to be
pure, agree that the water hera u nni
fit to drink.
. It has been reported by several papers
that th. O 1 -1 . lm. i . .
. wn.cui buiu iwr uiii aiivmg oeen
filed with thf. Rwroto nf Qt-. i
- - j . ,s nun
In erieer. That In Inmrwt i. -. n
The Oregonlan today, the bill carried no
ciiici(,cug) ciause ana win ineretore not
XTO In tn pfTwt nntlt DO rfava aft..' . v. A
....... wo ad
journment of the Legislature.
Grover Cleveland In Florida.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Feb. 8,-Ex-
President Grover Cleveland, accompanied
by Dr. J. D. Bryant, of New York, ar
rived here on the New York limited this
evening and took dinner at the Ponce de
Leon. They spent the evening with Gen
eral Scofield and other friends here and
left later for Stewart, on the St. Lucie
.River, where they will spend two weeks
FINLAND HOLDS OUT.
Does Sot Easily Pan I'ndcr Hnrd
Yoke of Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG? Feb. 8.-In the re
cent decree In which the Czar ordered se
vere disciplinary measures against all
Flnlandcrs who failed to comply with
their military obligations In 1S0J. the Em
peror Invests General BobrlkofT. the Gov
ernor of Finland, with unlimited powers
for completing a Finnish battalion. The
public Interpret this step as giving Gen
eral Bobrlkoff authority to accept per
sons who fall below the medical and physi
cal requirements. The fact that the SO
men required for this battalion were not
secured from 11.500 obedient recruits ap
parently confirms previous assertions that
only those Flnrm who were nearly certain
of rejection or have legal exemption from
service offered themselves.
The stubbornness of the resistance of
the FInlanders Is further illustrated by
the government's inability to find postal
Officials WllllniT tn nanrtlnn thn nrunlnc
of letters. The order to open suspicious
man ana connscate contraband matter
was prepared last Summer. The honored
old Postmaster-General has rerfgned
rather than xlirn fh. nr.Tr. Affor n Inni
Interval a complaisant apDlicatlon was
found, whereupon the Postmaster's secre
tary, whose signature was requisite, re
signed his post, and no successor to him
has yet been found.
IIUEAI) IMUCB WOULD GO HIGH.
Opinion of Ilrltnla'x Fond .Supply In
Cnse of Wnr.
LONDON. Pdi K Tho intit.ntii M re
mittee, headed by the Duke of Suther
land. Lord Strnthcona. Lord Charles
Bercsford. and a number of members of
Parliament Arimliila -i -t nt.M. nMmfnAn
men, which were formed February 1 to agl-
iaie me question or the security of Great
Rrltaln'fi food supply in time of war. Is
sued a statement today In which the opin
ion Is expressed that in the event of Great
Britain becoming involved tn a European
war. the country must be prepared to see
bread at practically famine prices. Va
rious reasons are given as a basis of this
opinion. The chief reasons are that the
greatest source of Great Britain's food
nuypiy is me unneo. states, wnerc tne
price of wheat can be raised artificially,
and that the corn trade on both sides of
the Atlantic would expect to make profits
on a scale commensurate with the war
risks. This statement Is signed by a sub
committee composed of men prominent In
the wheat trade.
CIcmenctnn Denies Dreyfus Story.
PARIS. Feb. 8. The Temps publishes
an Interview with M. Clemcnceau regard,
lng the statement that he Is acquainted
with the cpntents of the alleged docu
ment to be used In the revival of the
Dreyfus affair, which is said to be now
In possession of tho Minister of War. un
der the ppeclal care of Colonel Faurie. M.
Clemenceau says he does not remember
ever having met Colonel Faurie, and that
he had never seen the document referred
to. All the published facts Involving
him. says M. Clemcnceau. are Incorrect,
The Presse has endeavored to Interview
Cnlnnel TnnrlA hltt ho ranllarl that rw
der of the Minister of War ho could not
matte any communication on the mat
ter. Crovrn Princess Xoiv Jieetl Qnlct.
GENEVA, Feb. 8. Counsel for the for
mer Crown Princess of Saxony announces
that owing to great physical and mental
depression caused by the refusal to al
low her to visit Salzburg or to see her
sick child the Princess today entered the
sanitarium at Nyon in order to seek the
quletudo and medical attention necessary
In her dellcate condition. Nyon ia situ
ated on the shore of Lake Geneva, In the
Cantonment of Vaude. The sanitarium Is
well known for the treatment of mental
and nervous diseases.
Russian Consul at Dalny.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. S.-It Is an
nounced that the government has con
sented to the appointment of foreign con
suls at Dalny, tho new Russian seaport
tn North China. Dalny la on the Lalo
Tung Peninsula, 40 miles north of Port
Arthur, and Is the Pacific Coast terminus
of the Chinese Western Railroad, which
connects it with the Central Manchurlan
and Siberian Railroads.
Chamberlain Says Mllner Will Stay.
BLOEMFONTEIN, Feb. 8.-Mr. Cham
berlain, speaking at a banquet here today,
expressed the belief that the High Com
missioner, Lord Mllner, would stay In
South Africa long enough to see the
fruition of his policy. The remark Is held
to dispose of the rumors that Lord Mllner
was about to resign his post.
Ready tn Surrender the Pretender.
MADRID. Fveb. 8. A dispatch from Tan
gier to the Impartial confirms the news
that the pretender Is a prisoner of the
Rlata branch of the Kamyle tribe, which
Is ready to deliver him to the Sultan for
DanUu "Writ Indies Asnln.
COPENHAGEN. Feb. S.-Some papers
state that the question of the sale of the
Danish West Indies Is about to be re
vived. Fresh proposals. It Is stated, will
be presented by a representative of the
United States. .
Austria Preparing for Turkey.
VIENNA. Feb. 8. It Is persistently as
serted that Austria is preparing a partial
mobilization of her military forces. In
view of possible events in the Balkans.
Plan for Mnccdonla.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Feb. S. The Aus
trian and Russian Embassies will present
to the Porte this week the plan of the
proposed reforms In Macedonia.
nelttlura Gets Chinese Concession.
ANTWERP. Feb. 8. The Metropole an
nounces that Belgium has obtained a con
cession of the Pclho RUer north of Tien
tsin. ARBITRATION FOR FRIARS
Vatlrnn nt Lnat Convinced This Is
ROME. Feb. 7. The Vatican emphat
ically denies all the rumors of Cardinal
Rampolla's dissatisfaction regarding Gov
ernor Taft's attitude in the Philippine
questions. Dissatisfaction, is felt at the
Vatican toward the arrangements initiated
by M. Guldl's predecessor with the
mediators, to whom, in addition to large
salaries, they promised 2J per cent of the
property the mediators should succeed
in retaining for the church. Tho effect
of Monslgnor Guldl's latest reports and
mature consideration seem to have decided
the Vatican that, the best solution is to
return to the original proposition made
by the United States to resort to arblra
tlon for the purchase of the friar lands,
the settlement of the rentals, the indem
nity for damage duo from the United
States, and the administration of the
charitable and educational trusts. It Is
rumored that the pope has always sup
ported this solution.
British Steamship Stranded.
CAPE HENRY, Va.. Feb. 8. The Brit
ish steamship Garlands, bound from New
London for Wilmington. N. C. Is stranded
one and a half miles north of Big Kennel.
N. C She Is inside the bar, far from
deep water, but Is in good condition. Her
crew of 1$ wre rescued In a breeches
buoy, ' '
HOW TRUSTS STAND
Status of Bills in Congress
SENATOR TILLMAN AMBITIOUS
Many Measures Affcctlnjr Alaska Xo-rr
I'cn ilintr In Conjtre'in Difference
of Opinion ns tn Some. of Them
J. IV. Ivy's Efforts.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Feb. 8. The Administration is
very hopeful that Congress, before March
i. will enact trust legislation along the
lines Indicated by Attorney-General Knox,
whether under one name or another, no
preference In this regard being expressed.
In the first place, there is hope for the
passage of a bill forbidding the giving ,or
taking of railroad rebates or the depart
ing from published rates by a carrier
through nny device whatever, and giving
the courts Jurisdiction over such cases.
A second feature wished for is publicity,
through a commission, to require reports
from corporations engaged in interstate
commerce, to investigate their organiza
tion nnd business methods, and to compel
testimony. At the time hills for these
purposes were drafted It was not expected
the Department of Commerce bill would
pass. If that measures goes through,
however, with the Nelson amendment pro
viding a bureau of corporations, this
feature will have been provided for satis
factorily. The Nelson amendment Is not
as satisfactory In all respects as the Knox
bill, yet its passage will serve the Ad
ministration's purpose very well.
The Elklns bill In the Senate, and cer
tain features of the Littlefleld bill. In the
House, are directed against the offering or
accepting of rebates, substantially upon
the lines suggested by the Attorney-General
In the first section of his bill, and
cither of .those measures would be accept
able to the Administration. The third
measure whose passage is hoped for by
the Administration is that to expedite the
hearing and determination of cases under
the Sherman law. The outcome of the
suits against the Northern Securities
Company, the beef trust and the railroad
Injunction suits will have an Important
bearing upon tho Government programme
regarding the trusts, both under existing
and new legislation. The fourth bill Is
Intended to enable the Attorney-General
to secure the original hearing by a full
bench of Circuit Judges in suits brought
by the United States under the anti-trust
law. whenever the Attorney-General shall
certify to the court that questions of great
public Importance are Involved. The bill
also provides for an appeal direct to the
Supreme Court of tho United States, with
a view to avoiding ordinary delays. The
Administration has strong hopes that leg
islation along these general lines will soon
Til I in nil's Presidential Aspirations.
The Presidential bee Is said to bo buzz
ing In the bonnet of the vitriolic Senator
from South Carolina. Such a rumor of
this Is afloat In Washington, and comes
with considerable posltlvencss, enough at
least, to make It worth consideration. It
originated with a Democratic Senator
with whom Tillman Is as intimate as he
is with any man in Congress. What may
transpire between now and the time for
the next Democratic National Convention
may have some material effect on this
curious Insect, but stranger things have
happened than that Tillman should aspire
to Presidential honors. In fact, at the
Chicago convention the delegation from
his state cast their vote for him at the
outset, merely as a compliment, of
course, yet he had the votes. That he
should desire to follow up this and en
deavor to secure votes from other states
is not surprising. To what extent Till
man Is concerned over tho nearby flutter
lngs of the lltte bee Is not known. He
docs not talk of the matter for nubllca-
lion, out it would be interesting indeed to
sec him come out as an avowed candidate
iiVtbe next or some succeeding convention.
In this same connection the fact should
not be lost sight of that William R.
Hearst, of New York Journal fame, whose
aspirations know no bounds, and whoso
modesty is likewise unrestrained, also has
an eye on the Presidential office. So far
Tillman has been for Hearst, who Intends
to have the labor people nominate him
first, and then attempt to force the Dem
ocrats to accept him. If R should so
transpire that Hearst were chosen, Till
man need have no concern, for he Is yet
a comparatively young man, and his as
pirations would keep. Yet It Is not likely
that the South will be honored by the se
lection of a President for years to come.
They Need to See.
It Is a strange fact, but true, that many
men in Congress, particularly those from
the East and tho South, have no more
conception of the true conditions In Oregon
than they have of conditions In Alaska or
the Philippine Islands. Neither have they
any Idea of the boundless resources of
the state, which demand from time to
time appropriations from Congress to aid
in their development. Two examples of
this were a couple of Southern Congress
men, who accompanied the remains of the
late Representative Tongue to his home.
Neither had seen Oregon before, but since
their return to Washington they have
talked of little else, and this Is the more
remarkable since their trip through the
state was a flying one. Without reserve
they set about talking nmong their friends
In the House, telling them that Oregon
was the greatest state of the entire West,
They rather regretted that the state had
not received mere recognition at the hands
of Congress, and certainly, so far as river
and harbor work Is concerned, the state
has won another friend as a result of that
trip. As an example of how these mem
bers were Impressed, they were surprised
when their train stopped at Hood River
to find put aboard a box of the finest ap
ples they had even eaten. They talk
about those apples here In Washington,
and are ho longer satisfied with the best
fruit the Eastern market offers. Some of
the apples found their way Into the office
of the sergeant-at-arrns of the House. He
tried one. sought out Representative
Moody, got the name of an appleraiser
at Hood River, and at once telegraphed
for several boxes. "They beat them all,"
he said. And his sentiment was echoed
by others who had a taste of the delicious
Copper River Indians.
Some weeks ago there appeared in a
Washington paper an Interview with J.
W. ivey and Sheldon Jackson, after they
had seen the President and urged him to
set aside a reservation for the Copper
River Indians, In Alaska. Their course
evidently does not meet with general ap
proval, as Alfred B. lies, also of Alaska,
In a letter to this same paper, has the
following comment to make on the action
of th other two:
In advocating such action, tEe rrnilemen are
not voicing the sentiments of the white popula
tion of Valdez, and, as a matter of fact, such
a reservation would tall to afford the relief
which Mesara. Ivy and Jackson hare planned
for the Srstuh.
Ther are not to exceed 100 Indians In the
whole Copper niver Valley, and they roam
all tha way from the sea to the Alaskan Moun
tains during: their annual hunting expeditions.
Does It not "appear that to coop these satires
up on a "merr&tlon would not benefit their
Mnlltmi tit, vmiM m ..... r t 40..I- .
with the entire country to draw from, what
chance will they have on a limited reserva
tion? These SI wash are an Improvident race. They
are ihlftlesa, nlthr and lazy. They seldom put
up snfflclent flh In the Summer to last them
through the Winter, and are growlnc more
disposed every year to take the chance of find
hue a whit man's cache to replenish their
larders. To accuse them of being "honest,
cleanly and Industrious" will be apt to make
the average valdezlan smile.
It Is a favorite theme to a cease the white
man of denuding the Alavkan forests of game,
but the charce Is a falne one. No Alaskan
prospector will waste his ammunition on meat
ne does not want, but I have seen CooDer
River and Tanana Indians slaughter caribou
by the hundred and leave the flesh on the
ground t rot. and the natives with my party
were always Indignant when we saw game and
did not shoot. All through the Tanana coun
try, where moo?e and caribou range, miles and
mllea of fences have been built by Indians, and
the annual round-up is a wanton slaughter.
Study of Criminals.
Senator Simon recently reported to the
Senate a bill that has attracted consider
able attention In different parts of the
country. The measure appropriates
for establishing in the Department of
Justice a laboratory for the study of the
nbnormel classes, and the work shall in
clude not only laboratory investigations
but also the collection of sociological and
pathological data, especially such, as may
De lounct in institutions Tor the criminal.
pauper, ana defective classes, nnd gen
erally in hospitals and schools. Said lab
oratory and work shall be In charse of a
director, who shall be appointed by tho
President, and shall receive a salary of
J3000 per annum. Ke shall make a report
once a year to tho Attorney-General
In his report Senator Simon says:
"Th general purpose of the bill is a
soclologlc and scientific study of the ab
normal classes. The term 'laboratory'
is employed in the broadest sense, not
dnly Including the use of Instruments of
precision, but the gathering of sociological
data, especially as found In Institutions
for the abnormal classes: also Investiga
tions of anarchistic criminals, mob Influ
ence, and like phenomena; that especially
the causes of social evll3 shall be sought
out with a view of lessening or preventing
them, and that these results and those
of similar work shall be published from
time to time. The committee believes
much good, at a comparatively small
cost, may be secured by the passage of
tne bin. . .
l'cndlriK Alaska LeRlsIatlnn.
J. W. Ivy, of Alaska, during a recent
call at the White House, laid before the
President a statement of what ho con
siders the most Important pending- legisla
tion for Alaska, and urged the President
to use whatever Influence he reasonably
could In furthering the same. The legis
lation being pressed by Mr. Ivy Is as fol
A bill for a delegate to Congress: fa
vorably reported by the committee of
each house and passed the House Janu
ary 3. Ji'XL
A bill extending the land laws from SO
acres to 33) acres; and providing that
patent Issue td claimant In case public
surveys are not extended after five years'
residence and cultivation.
A bill to appropriate J130.000 for tho pro
motion of salmon culture In Alaska; pro
viding ror two or more hatcheries to be
conducted by experienced employes of the
Commission of Fish and Fisheries, and
providing for a steamer to be used in said
Bervlce; approved by the Secretary of the
A bill amendlnir the coal land laws so
that coal land entries can be made prior
to the extension of public surveys.
A bill making Alaska a separate light
house district; approved by the Secretary
of the Treasury, and reported favorably
by the Senate committee, and passed the
Senate January 31, 1903.
A bill to establish a llfesavlng station at
cape Nome; approved by the Secretary
of the Treasury and reported favorably
oy tne senate committee.
A bill providing for a private Incorpora
tion law for Alaska, and that all taxes col
lected in Alaska shall be expended for
maintenance of the schools and Incorpor
ated towns. Also defining the powers of
municipalities. This bill Is ready to go
To have withdrawn from public entry a
certain amount of land for the use and
benefit of the Copper River Indians and
other natives of Alaska.
To have Alaska Included In the mineral
census to be taken In the United States
For a sufficient number of lighthouses
Lm aid of navigation. $3.00O.
For the survey of public lands In Alas-
For the survey of mission stations In
For the maintenance of an agricultural
expert station in Alaska, $15,000.
For the salary and expenses of two
game wardens to enforce the game laws
passed at the last session of Congress,
To complete public building at Juneau,
For relief of Copper River Indians, wjjjy
are now In a starving condition. SI5.000.
That Alaska may be represented at the
St, Louis Exposition. 140. 000.
BY FIRE AND WATER.
Rlaze In Dwelllnn-Hoa.ie Does 870O
of Daninice In IS Minutes.
A fire which did JTOO worth of damage,
broke out at Front and Caruthers streets
last night at 12:13. A dwelllng-houso
owned by John Baker and occupied by
a colored family whose names are West,
was badly burned and the household fur
niture damaged. No one was at home
when the fire broke out, and the flames
hid gained a good headway before the
alarm was turned In. Chief Campbell
and Assistant Chief Mike Lautenkloss
answered the call from Box; 7 A. Engines
Nos. 4 and 5, Chemical No. 2 and Hose
No. 2 arrived on the scene" early, and
soon had the flames under control. The
recall was sounded 15 minutes after the
alarm was turned In. v
Chief Campbell was not able to learn
how the Are started. The colored people
who were living In the house were not
to be found, and the beds had not been
touched, showing that they must have
been away from home. The frame of .the
house was not badly burned, but the roof
was entirely destroyed. Part of the fur
ntture was burned and all of it dimaged
by water. The entire loss is thought to
be about TOO.
Miner niorrn to Pieces.
VICTORIA. B. C. Feb. 8. Walter Mc
Alplne. of this city, was blown to pieces
as a result of the explosion of dynamite
at tho Extension mine, where he was cm
ployed as a lighter. He had a stick 'of
dynamite In his hand when it exploded.
One dose at bedtime pre
vents night coughs of
children. No croup. No
bronchitis. A doctor's
medicine for all affec
tions of the bronchial
tubes and lungs. Sold
FNI1 HP AP.RP RH
UIIU VI IIU11L. 11U
Bolivia and Brazil Come
" an Understanding.
bfl I ih.ll 1 U IIUbL. I Ull 1 111 .11
3Ilnister Sent With Full Power
-unite settlement of All .Matters
Dispute Contract With Syndi
cate May lie Voided.
KUHIUlllCUL illlltMIllT 111 lirdlllMIl CllIL
tion and administration of the Aero
ritory pending the settlement of the
Plenipotentiary to Brazil Invested
full powers to make a settlement.
1- 1 Ii A I' tit.- 'l lll-I M TliATIII
dlcnte Likely to De Void.
NEW YORK, Feb. 8. Assl Brasll.
later irum uruzu ru mo initea Did.
from his government today confirming
Press relative to the dispute over
lster Brasll said tonight:
"I received cable advices from my
eminent today relative to the Acre
ter. The Brazilian government sent
ultimatum to Bolivia in February to
possession of the- disputed territory
inter it until u reaNiiiiiuit: scttiemtfii
tho whole dispute had been reached.
ftllitira LIldL lit KlUtHLT LU 1111 Ultllllt
Bolivia has agreed to the Brazilian
tnry occupation and administration of
contested territory of Acre to the
ment advises us that it is sending to
of an agreement or by submitting
had proposed some days before.
forte Acre, me iasi point in me
trrntur mucii was iitrtu uy uu rjuitt
Placido Castro on January 21. says
cablegram to me. Castro has been
claimed Governor by the victorious
lutlonlsts and is ready to acknowle
Brazilian authority, I am advised.
"With the fall of Porte Acre there
mi rjuuvians lerL in Lite wuuie rem
uuu lub am nuiiviitii uiiauucria. 111U1U
md Ibanez. the latter two wounded, h
been sent to the Brazilian City of Man
nnnttnl nf fh Stnto nf Amaznnas. T
have reached there all right and
unanimous in nntnnwleiliTlnir tnat t
tiun mill iiumaiiitv. um ia tuu bulki
of my cable today.
"I will say there Is every likelihood
Bolivia will declare null her contract
the Ango-Amertcan syndicate for the
th tprrltnrv nf Tlray.ll nnd the nil
Mfie jainisier was asKea wnetxier xir
would give indemnity to tne
"That is not Brazil's business," he
TlT 1 d.l "Iyi lha on n t T-n r f t V-i 1 1. . c-
dlcate was made bv Bolivia and nnt
Brazil. Brazil has nothing to do
me sviiuienie. nor navincr iieair wir
In any way.
Xevrs Gratifies Washington.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. The Acre
and the news that there Is a prospect
I.I I I.l L I L 1 1.1-II11I11IL LU Ull 1 1 1 1 1 1 t
of the territory never has been in
pute, that its sovereignty has been
knowledged by Brazil by treaty in 1
uy uie uuLtiiiltiiteilt. uy maii ut (juris
representation and by other acts.
svndlcate. which is develonlntr th rub
inaustry, nas prougnt tne controversy
an issue. Bolivia heretofore has
pressed her willingness to refer the
pute to arbitration.
Honduras Requires Passports.
reached hero today from Honduras to
trouuics an person (juuiiut; inti timi cu
trv mntat hnt'n nnctcinnrta Thro nnao
gers on tne steamer iispania, leav
thls morning for Puerto Cortez, were
WINONA. Minn., Feb. S. While
sleighing party of young people
crossing u auccu-ur ti at; n. iieitj tuiiitru
nnr runniiiLr ut tuu suetm craaiieu l
their aieien. xne nartv consisted or
men and eight women, and all were
Mary Black, so seriously tnat they
tion and all liver Ills are cured
C.L Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
Tutf s Pills
To those living
in malarial riistrtrtR lutts Hi
;.re indispensible, they keep
n s s mm m I . s. s
nalaria, torpid liver, constip
tion and all bilious diseases.
Tutt's Liver P
wav io urriiwi mini niwi Tno vifii
all nervous or diseases of the ceneratlve
vancooeu. impotency. etc Men are quick! r
aiuiT u io ucticuv uraun ana sirecEin. bv
for 60 years.
chances to grt food 7 And If they are' ttarvlsr I
-""- -rvx-fiuyinvr w. room si
cue .vepc0.i mmainr. Seattle, wun,