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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2S, 1904.
10 PLAGE BLAM
Full Text of St Peters
18. SIGHED BY MINISTERS
Responsibility for North Sea
Incident to Be Fixed.
FIVE MEMBERS OFCOMMISSION
English, Russian, French and Amer
ican Naval Officers Will Agree on
Fifth Member of Their Body
BUI to Be Divided.
LONDON, Nov. 27. The Foreign Of
fice has Issued the following English
translation of the declaration signed at
St. Petersburg by Sir Charles Hardlnge,
the British Ambassador, and Count
Lamsdorff, the Russian Foreign Minis
ter: "His Britannic Majesty's government
and the imperial Russian government
having agreed to enter into an Interna
tional commission of inquiry assembled
conformably to articles IX to XIV of
The Hague Convention of July 29, 1899,
for the pacific settlement of interna
tional disputes, the task of elucidating,
Fay means of an impartial and conscien
tious investigation, the questions of
fact connected with the incident which
occurred during the night of October
21-22, 0901, In the North Sea (on
which occasion the firing of guns on
the Russian fleet caused the loss of a
boat and the death of two persons be
longing to a British fishing fleet, as
well as damages to other boats of that
fleet and Injuries to the crews of some
of those boats, the undersigned, being
duly authorized thereto, have agreed
upon the following provisions:
"Article I The international com
mission of Inquiry shall be composed
of Ittve members (commissioners) of
whom two shall be officers of high
rank Jn the British and imperial Rus
sian navies respectively. Tne govern
ments of France and of the United
States shall each be requested to select
one of their naval officers of high rank
as a member of the commission. The
fifth member shall be chosen by agree
ment between the four members above
mentioned: in the event of no agree
ment being arrived at between the four
commissioners as to the selection of
the fifth member of this commission,
His Imperial and Royal Majesty the
Emperor of Austria and King of Hun
gary will be invited to select him.
Each of the two high contracting par
ties shall likewise appoint a legal as
sessor to advise the commissioners.
and an agent officially empowered to
take Cart in the Jabors. of tho. commis
"Article TJ. Tho commission shall in
quire into and report all circumstances
relative to the North Sea incident and
particularly on the question as to
where the responsibility lies and the
degree of blame attaching to subjects
of the two hlgn contracting parties or
to subjects of other countries in tho
event of their responsibility being es
tabllshed by tho Inquiry.
"Article IH The commission shall
settle the details of procedure which
it will follow for the purpose of ac
complishing the task with which It
"Article IV The two high contract
ing parties undertake to supply the
commission to the utmost of their ami
ity with all the means and facilities
necessary in order to enable it to ac
quaint itself thoroughly and appreciate
correctly the matters in dispute.
"Article V The commission shall as
semble in Paris as soon as possible
after the signature of this agreement.
"Articlo VI The commission shall
present its report to the two high con
tractlng parties, signed by all the mem
bers of the commission.
"Article vn The commission shall
take all its decisions by a majority of
the votes of the five commissioners.
"Article Vin The two high con
tractlng parties undertake to bear on
reciprocal terms the expense of the
inquiry made by it previous to the as
sembly of the commission. The cx
pense Incurred by the international
commission after the uato of its as
sembly in organizing its staff and con
ducting the Investigations which It
will have to mako shall be equally
Vshared by the two governments.
"In faith whereof, the undersigned
have signed the present agreement
(declaration) and affixing their seals to
Tone in duplicate at St Petersburg,
November 25, 1904."
DEWEY MAY BE SENT.
United States Government Has Not
Been Officially Informed.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27. Gratified by
the spirit which has animated the con
tractlng parties in agreeing to Intrust to
a commission the ascertainment of the
questions of fact connected with the North
Sea Incident, the united states Govern
ment will cordially co-operate in the nam
ing of the commission by the designation
of one of Its high naval officers as a
member of that body. The outcome is
especially pleasing to tho Administration,
following as it does so closely on Presl
dent Roosevelt's invitation to the powers
of the world for a second Hague confer
The popular Impression has been all
along that Admiral George Dewey, the
ranking officer in the American .Navy,
would be asked to be the American rep
resentative on the commission, although
other names have also been mentioned in
connection with the appointment A de
cision will be reached promptly after the
formal invitation has been received from
the Russian and British governments as
to who shall be designated.
This formal Invitation has not yet been
received, the two governments in the ne
gotiations which have been in progress
between them acting entirely on the pre
sumption that the United States would
cheerfully give its assistance and detail
a naval officer.
WARNING TO BRITISH COLLIERS
Lord Lansdowne Says They Become
Store Ships of Fleet.
LONDON.' Nov. 27. Foreign Minister
Lansdowne lias written a letter to the
Chamber of Shipping,. Chamber of
Commerce and other similar bodies giv
ing further warning with reference to
British, colliers and the Russian Baltic
squadron, explaining that British own
ers chartering vessels for such pur
poses ns following the Russian fleet
with coal and supplies might render
themselves liable to proceedings under
the foreign enlistment act, the appli
cable sections of which lie quotes.
Lord Lansdowne refers to - the fact
that a similar question arose during
the Franco-German war, when Mr.
Gladstone laid down the principle that
such colliers would to all intents and
purposes become store ships to the
"Therefore," concludes Lord Lans
downe. "although neutral traders may
trade in contraband at the risk of cap
ture, they should bear in mind the
condition of the English laws."
Lord Lansdowne, in response to the' re
quests of the Liverpool Chaber of Com
merce for further information on the ques
tion of contraband, states that communi
cations on the subject are still passing
between the British and Russian govern
ments and that he is not yet able to add
materially to his earner statement. How
ever, he says, Russia still regards coal and
raw cotton as contraband, and machinery,
as in the Calchas case, liable to condem
nation if for warlike purposes.
Morning Post Is Sarcastic.
LONDON. Nov. 2S. Regret is expressed
In the London morning newspapers that
there Is no provision in the Anglo-Russian
convention for the punishment of those
who may be found responsible for the
Dogger Bank affair, and the Morning
Post sarcastically declares that Great
Britain has created a precedent for per
mitting foreign navies to fire on British
vessels with virtual Impunity. Other
wise, the editorial articles merely echo
previously expressed opinions.
Lord Lansdownes warning to coal
shippers is universally approved by the
newspapers, some declaring that the let
ter has been issued none too soon.
NO CHANGE WILL BE MADE.
Opinion Expressed by Prominent Rus
ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 27. One of the
most commanding figures and far-seeing
statesmen of the empire, whose opinion is
of the highest value, but who has declined
to permit the use of his name. In conver
sation with the Associated Press today
expressed the distinct conviction that
nothing in the nature of a radical change
In the existing order of things would re
sult from the Zemstvo Congress.
This etatesman, it can be said, is a firm
believer in the principal of autocracy as
the best system of government for the
realization of the dreams of the Slav race
and what he believes to bo the great des
tiny of the most populous nation and vast
est empire In the world; but he has him
self, In fact favored a liberal policy and Is
now too practical-minded not to appre
ciate the factors which threaten the pres
ent regime. Still, he does not believe that
anything like a crisis now confronts the
government In his opinion everything de
pends on the war.
'The war," the statesman said, "is a
big interrogation point for Russia. Her
futuro at home and abroad is Involved in
the Issue. The internal situation is very
complicated. The action of the Zemstvo
representatives is a symptom of the dis
ease from which Russia suffers, but these
few men have not necessarily made a
correct diagnosis, or offered the true rem
edy. Theirs Is In no sense tho verdict of
the people, but only tho opinion of a
The real representatives of the Russian
people, could they assemble and could they
argue, would probably enunciate a pro
gramme quite as repugnant to the Zemst-
vos as the supporters of the present pro
gramme. The men who assembled here last
week do not propose true representative
governent They would really substitute
the rule of class autocracy to imperial
authority. The Russian peasant, who rep
resents four-fifths of the population, with
his Inborn sense of devotion to the Em
peror, would doubtless prefer the latter to
Were I a Minister, and working for
the good of the country, I should prefer
to obey the mandates of the Emperor to
those of a bogus parliament professing to
sDeak by authority of the people, ir
Zcmstvo-elected representatives should sit
in the councils of the empire, they would
be equally as spurious as representatives
of the rieonle. Neither the country nor tho
people are prepared for true representative
government Anarchy wouia taKO tno
place of government and the empire
would crumble to pieces.
'So far as the programme of the Zemst-
volsts Is concerned I am sure neither tho
Emneror nor the government believe In It
but that does not mean that liberalism is
to end. The policy represented by Von
Plehve, in my opinion, can never return.
Prince Sviatoplok-MirsKy is a courageous,
sincere man, and stands for a broad ana
liberal 'Policy, but a constitution now Is
out of the question.
"I will not -discuss what may occur in
the future, but I repeat everything de
pends on the war. Its outcome will deter
mine whether there will be a crisis, and
Its character. Japan. I believe, would
now welcome peace, and so would Russia
also, but I cannot see how It Is possible
for them to come to terms. Therefore the
war must go on. When It ends an answer
to all these questions will come.
Conan Doyle Asks a Question.
LONDON. Nov. 23. Sir A. Conan Doyle.
In a letter to the Times, asks if there Is
no law to touch the men who., it is alleged,
ran the torpedo-boat Caroline to Llbau,
"We have earned throughout our history
tho reputation of being an unstable ally.
We abandoned Prince Eugene, and wo
abandoned Frederick the Great In the
midst of a joint war. I can forgive
Japanese who. seeing us running a tor
pedo-boat to Russia, supply the Russian
fleet with Welsh coal and allow that fleet
to coal at Port Said, believes we are fol
lowing our worst traditions."
PROVIDED FOE FLEXIBILITY.
Union Seminary Has Not Discarded
the Confession of Faith.
NEW YORK. Nov. 27. The givers of
tho $240,000 to' the Union Theological
Seminary, following an announcement
of its attitude toward the Westminster
confession of faith, are Morris K. Jes
sup and the widow of William Earl
Dodge. Mrs. Dodge has pledged $120,000
for the establishment of a chair for
applied Christianity, while Mr. Jessup,
who is a director of the seminary, has
given a like sum for tho establishment
of a professorship of preaching.
Dr. James M. Ludlow, of Orange, N
J., a director in the seminary, today
denied that the seminary had discard
ed the Westminster confession of faith
In any particular. Tho seminary, ho
said, had been simply provided for
greater flexibility In the matter of
Dr. Thomas S. Hastings, professor
of pastoral theology and ex-president
of the seminary, entered a strong de
murrer to the declaration said to have
been made by Dr. David Schley Schaeff,
professor of church histo.ry at the
Western Theological Seminary, Alle
gheny City, that the Union Theological
Seminary has substituted a new creed
of its own. Dr. Hastings said that the
removal of the provisions requiring a
subscription to the confession by no
means implied that the faculty thought
less of the confession.
Dr. Schaeff Will Say No More.
PITTSBURG. Nov. 27. Dr. Schley
Schaeff. professor of church history in
the Western Theological Seminary, Al
legheny, refused to comment today on
a statement Issued by Dr. Charles HalL
In Chicago, last night concerning the
report that the Union Theological Sem
inary of New York had changed Its
faith. Ho intimated, however, that his
original statement must have been in
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TAFT IS AT PANAMA
Cruiser Columbia Lands the
Party at Colon.
TELLS PURPOSE OF MISSION
President Amador Assured That tho
United States' Only Desire Is to
Build the Canal Across the
Isthmus of Panama.
PANAMA. Nov. 27. Secretary of War
Taft and party arrived at Colon this morn
ing on board the United States cruiser
Columbia. Mr. Taft was received on shore
by Vice-President Arosemena and other
Panama officials. General Davis, com
mander of the canal zone, and Minister
Barrett After a conference with the
American Congressional delegation, Mr.
Taft went by a special train to Panama,
where he was officially received by a com
mittee and quartered at the residence of
Mr. Wallace, chief engineer in charge of
construction of the Panama canal, -tio
was received by President Amador and the
Panama Cabinet at 4 o'clock this after
noon. After greetings had been ex
changed, Mr. Taft said:
It is a pleasure to bring the greetings
of the President of the United States and
to congratulate Panama upon the propit
ious beginning of a long and prosperous
life in fact a life that is to be a peace
ful one and one in which the President
and people of the United States are most
willing assistants. The United States has
no intention In the isthmus other than to
build the canal for the benefit of Panama,
the United States and mankind. There Is
no desire to exercise further power.
"I will, in the next few days, confer on
those matters about which discussion has
arisen and hope to reach a solution full
of honor to both countries.
"I have the great honor to present the
personal greetings of President Roose
velt and expressions of profound good
President Amador in reply said:
"Your arrival In Panama, and the pur
pose that brings you. Is the highest honor
this republic has received since it was
born. Tho government and people will
know how to r.ppreclat this new proof of
sympathy witn which the United States
has desired once more to distinguish us."
President Amador later in tho day re
turned Secretary Taft's official call. Tho
first conference between Secretary Taft
and President Amador will take place at
the governmental house tomorrow.
Pictures of Russia's Pacific Squadron.
PARIS. Nov. 27. The Navy Department
at Washington will receive this week
large photographs of the larger ships of
the Russian second Pacific squadron, the
first sent out after the removal of the
censorship, which was maintained prior
to the departure of the last ships.
Morals in Foreign Navies.
PARIS, Nov. 27. Rear-Admiral C.
Watson, U. S. N., retired, has left Paris
for Rome to continue his assignment to
report the physical and moral conditions
of the enlisted men of European navies.
He has inspected sailors of the British.
uerman and French navies.
AGBEE ON AMPLE SUPPLIES.
Japan Political Parties Differ on Tax
SPECIAL. CABLE TO THB LONDON TlilES
AND PORTLAND OREGONIAX.
TOKIO, Nov. 28. The two principal po
litical parties have issued manifestos
unanimously declaring in favor of ample
supplies to carry on the war to tho end.
But whereas the language of the mani
festo of the Selyukai party suggests un
reserved support of the Cabinet's budget.
the progressives suggest a modification of
the taxation schemes. Both Insist on
strong policy towards Corea, whose fate
closely concerns Japan's national Interest
The progressives aro especially outspoken
in condemning the inefficiency of the lat
Both parties agreo on the necessity of
opening all of Manchuria to foreign trade
and also of adopting towards China meas
ures calculated to preserve the peace of
the Orient But while the Selyukai leader
speaks merely of prosecuting Japan's
commercial enterprises In China and
thereby spreading the principles of prog
ress, tne progressives explicitly regret
the weakness of the Chinese diplomacy
and urge the Increase of Japan's Influence
In the interest of China's welfare.
JAPAN WORKS AS A UNIT.
Premier Katsura Tell6 of the National
Spirit of His Countrymen.
TOKIO, Nov. 27. Discussing the war
and the domestic, financial and political
conditions of Japan on the eve of the as
sembling of the Diet with the correspond
ent of the Associated Press today. Premier
"To insure peace in the Orient and to
safeguard our national existence Is the
aim and purpose of our empire and no
sacrifice shall be too great for successfully
effecting this purpose.
"Russia, besides violating her pledges in
Manchuria, crowned her overbearing and
aggressive policy by extending her arms
to the Corean Peninsula.
"We were highly solicitous to preserve
peace, but had no alternative except that
of war, which was forced upon us.
"Throughout the negotiations Russia
showed a haughty and overbearing atti
rude, which, as has latterly been shown
was Inadequately supported by military
"Russia allowed herself to be deceived
and slighted our Empire, for she never
believed that Japan would draw tho sword
of war. Then, after suffering repeated de
feats on land and on sea. Russia perceived
the mistake she had made, and having dis
covered the seriousness of the situation,
began to take adequate measures.
Alive to the Situation.
"The case was different with us. We
are alive to the' seriousness of the situa
tion and were prepared for-exigencies.
"Russia must see that the war cannot
be ended bv the issues of a few battles.
With us the war means life or death, and
not one of our 15.000,000 brethren remains
Ignorant of the vital issue at stake.
"We are prepared to sacrifice our last
man and our last cent for this war.
"The delay in the decisive result of our
stegc at Port Arthur gives Russia hope
of being able to relieve the garrison, and
for this purpose she resolved to empty her
naval defense at home, while on land
corps otter corps has been mobilized and
"The military and naval plan of Russia
seems to center In the) relief of Port Ar
thur. and General Kurooatkin's south
ward advance, which resulted In his serf'
ous defeat, had the relief of the garrison
as Its sole object The Russian Emperor's
instructions to Kuropatkln not to retire
beyond Mukden were designed to raise the
gloom that had been hanging oyer the
people of Russia lance the defeat of Rug'
elan arms at the battle of LiaO Yang, and
Kuropatkin assumed the aggressive per
haps against his own Judgment
"Everything seems to hinge on the fill
of Port Arthur Vint T An nnt console my- I
self with the thought that jthe capture ot
that ill-fated fortress will bring- tne war
to a speedy termination. Its capture will
give occasion for renewed plans for war
fare hv Russia- and I am watchimr keenly
for such new developments.
"The domestic conditions or japan aro
ViJfVilv mt1fntrn- Thft hlstnrv of OUr
Diet may be summed up by saying that
from the nrst it planted ltseii nrmiy m
opposition to the government on financial
questions. After my appointment friction
became Increasingly violent The two
great parties, the Constitutionalists and
the Progressists, presented a combined
front in opposition to my iunistry. re
spite administrative reforms effected on
thslr temnnd w failed tn satlsfv them.
They criticised our financial measures as
excessive and refused to pass the bills.
' "Judging by those conditions, serious
couisions oerween tne governed, ana iuo
governing were predicted, but when the
war came this friction entirely ceased and
the House ot Representatives, wnicn once
refused to pass a budget of 5125,000,000 as
excessive and unbearable, gave a ready
and willing assent to the first war budget
of 8,000,000. .
"At this session of the Diet tne gov-
budget calling, for $3SS,000.000, and indi
cations are that it will be passed without
the slightest difficulty. Tnis nappy pne
nomenon is attributable to the character
istics of our people.
Great Danger Unites All.
Rpfore n ereat national nroblem OUT
rtannln unltA nnd friends and ODDOnentS
Join hands for the accomplishment of our
national purposes. With the great prob
lem of the- war Before in em, tne peopie
of our nation have become as one man.
We have no war party and no peace par
ty, as Russia has, but, on the contrary,
our nation is one and united with a de
termination to fight to the last extremity.
"When the war come on it so happened
that ntir financial condition was such that
everything indicated a fresh awakening
after a period of long auuness ana inac
tlvltv. Thus our latent financial energy
was directed toward the war fund. Our
noAnlo sn Rfcrvartntr nmDIB CaoacltV tO
finance the war and, despite the floating
of domestic loans our economic conamons
Vmvn Tint hwn affected, while banking
conditions have actually expanded since
the beginning of hostilities.
"The war expenses reach a large sum
monthly, but the government has man
aged their absorption in such a manner
no tn iMt affect the normal conditions of
the money market The decrease in circu
lation has been very small and our people
are cheerfully meeting tne aavancea tax
ation, while every domestic loan has been
Prosperity During War Times.
r confess that the results have ex
ceeded our expectations. They are ex
riond "hw tho fact that our oeoDle main
tain a calm attltuae ana aiugenuy ccn-
inna triMr ncttirti occupations, j? rural
habits have been maintained and no pro
ductive pnenrv has. been sacrificed.
"Our crops this year exceea tneir av
erage value by $30,000,000. Our foreign
trade shows an improvement over that
of 1903 and I expect it will reach a total
nf csoooo.ooo. The nrlces of commodities
have been slightly increased, but our
financial and economic conditions remain
imnffnoi This has Tirobablv surprised
our enemy, for it exceeds our own ex
"Wa oro iwinimiinir our own encrKiea.
working diligently, living frugally and
going forward in this war unnesiiat-
Few Prisoners Have Died.
SPECIAL CABLE TO THB LONDON TIMES
AND PORTLAND UiliXiU.NlA.N.
tavto 'nr. 23. Two Russian sailors
r mrtpd At Nagasaki on November 21.
Thow Tnnk a total of five who have died
among the 200 wounded taken from the
Rurlk. AH others have recoverea.
Th Pronch Consul. sneakinir at the fu
neral ceremony, said that the conduct of
the Japanese in rescuing tne omcers ana
Tnan nt Pur and thn tpndlnnr them
fY-n.ow)a trlth ktndnes and skill Will
constitute a bright page in tne nistory
pt humanity. N
Japanese Diet Assembles.
TOKIO. Nov. 23 (noon). The Diet as
sembled today, made sectional allotments
and selected sectional .chiefs; The man
agers Informed the Cabinet that the Diet
was organized and adjourned. Tne ium
peror will formally open the session to
morrow with the reading of tne aaaress
from tho throne.
FORGERS OF NOBILITY PATENTS
Said to Be at Bottom of Brutal Mur
ders in Caucasus.
KUTAIS. Trans-Caucasia. Nov. 27. A
sensational story of lawlessness In the
Caucasus has Just been brought to light
by a brutal murder In the center of the
town In daylight of the chief witness
against a band of expert forgers who were
discovered five years ago forging patents
of nobility alleged to have been Issued
by a former King of MIngrelfa, formerly
an Independent principality of Caucasus,
Georgia. The band included many high,
omciais, wno soia tne uues oi noDiniy.
The leaders were Imprisoned by the
Governor and a Judge, both of whom died
suddenly, and the leaders of the forgers
were then discovered to be at large. One
of those, who disappeared and who It
was alleged drowned himself in the Black
Sea, has been found alive.
TISZA USES STRONC TERMS."
Necessity of Reform in Hungarian
BUDA-PEST, Nov. 27. Count Tisza, the
Hungarian Premier, speaking at a ban
quet given by the Inerstadt Club, wel
corned the recent statements of Count
Andrassy and ex-Premier Szell, as ac
knowledging the neceslsty for reform in
parliamentary procedure in order to fight
obstruction. Count Tisza said:
"What is to happen if a- handful of ob
structionists oppose a revision of rules.
We must either disregard certain tech
nicalities of procedure or fold our hands
Idly and let parliamentarism drift into
an arch al conditions. I find It lnconcelv
able that a single man can be found in
the country who would not take arms
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The Suit Store Offers Two Great
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We tell today's Suit Store news in a condensed but very emphatic form. The two items feat
ured a group of suits and a group of coats are away and far the best values offered so far this
season by any Portland store Even we have not been, able to offer such remarkable bargains
earlier in the season. A few details
$20 to $30
Fifty Tailor-made Suits everyone in one of this season's most approved styles made of cheviots,
broadcloths and fancy mixed men's wear materials Colors are brown, navy blue and black
In vestee, coat and blouse styles, some are plain tailor-made, others are
fancy effects None in the lot less than a Sj20 value, from that up to
?30 Choice of the line today at only
Twenty-five Women's Kersey
36 to 40-inch lengths borne have capes, fancy trimming All are
satin lined throughout Actually worth 17.50 to $20.00. Choice .of
them today at .'.
In the Dress Goods Store
A number of special values in Dress Goods, which it would be
well to take advantage of on account of the money-saving possi
50c Crepe Albatross for 39c
Twenty-five hundred yards of all-wool Crepe Albatross 37 inches
wide Great color line Cream, rose, light pink, sky, turquoise,
heliotrope, reseda, old rose, cardinal, light gray and new green
An ideal fabric for evening costumes, waists, etc. Best 50c values
on sale today at 39
$2 Cravenette Coverts for $1.59
Cravenette Coverts in Oxford gray and olive, 56 inches wide $2.00
values for Jjl.'59 Also remarkable values in other qualities of
these so popular cloths at 2.25, 2.50 and 2.75
$1.25 to $1.75 Suitings for $1.00
Sale today of heavy and medium cloths suitable for tailor
suits, coats, walking skirts,
lble Plaid Meltons, Check Costume Cloths, Venetian Coverts,
Novelty Suitings, Cravenette Meltons Widths are 54 and 56
inches; former prices were $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75. Choice. 1.00
Three Black Dress Goods Specials
$ .65 black all-wool Storm Serges 46-inch today at 50.
$1.00 black all-wool Zibelines 44-inch today at 609
$1.25 black all-wool heavy English Sergei 54-inch today at. .89
$6.50 All-Wool Blankets $5
We've told you about this great Blanket special before But
good news will bear repetition.
These Blankets are strictly an Oregon product Made of Ore
gon wool by an Oregon mill Are an article Old Oregon can well
be proud of. They are full double-bed size, come in white with
pretty pink and blue borders Are thick and fluffy and warm
.enough to keep out any kind of a norther.
against the monster of obstruction. On
this point I am a fanatic, and I will see
the light through to the end."
SULTAN GREATLY ALARMED.
Quick Suppression of Bulgarian Move
ment- Is Ordered.
SALONTCA. European Turkey. Nov. 27.
The Bulgarian revolutionary movement
ha3 recenUy assumed such alarming pro
portions that the Sultan Is sending Nazlr
Pasha to Salonlca as special envoy with
instructions to take all the measures
necessary to suppress the Bulgarian
movements by the quickest possible meth
ods. Ten battalions irom AiDania are ex
pected here soon and. the Redlfs will be
probably mobilized In order to afford ef
fective military protection In every vil
lage of Macedonia.
Provencals Send Unique Presents.
PARIS. Nov. 27. The Thanksgiving day
celebration of the American colony at
Marseilles brought out a unique tribute
from the ancient Provencal community of
Southern France. The French ladles who
attended the celebration wore the charm
ing Arleslan costume. A local poet hand
ed Consul-General Skinner, for the pres
entation to President Roosevelt, a poem in
the Provencal dialect, dedicated to Presi
dent Roosevelt and handed the Consul
General, for. Mrs. Roosevelt, a silver
medal, a facsimile of those given to Pro
vencal maidens at the annual May fetes
In the arena of Aries, when the ancient
costumes and customs are revived. Mr.
Skinner will forward the presents to
FRANCIS DAY AT FAIR.
Special Features Scheduled for Clos
ing of the Exposition.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 27. At a joint meet
ing of the executive committee and the
committee on ceremonies of the Louisi
ana Purchase Exposition, a preliminary
programme was arranged for the closing,
day of the World's Fair, December 1. and
It was officially decided to name In honor
of the president of the exposition com
pany. David R. Francis.
One of the features 61 the day will be
the admislson of children of 16 years and
under free of charge, whether accompan
ied by an adult or not. Als6 all inmates of
orphan asylums will be admitted free,- re
gardless of age. The day's exercises will
close with a parade of all nations In the
Plaza St Louis.
Admissions at the Fair.
ST. LOUIS. Nov. 27. The department
of admissions of the Louisiana Purchase
Exposition today issued the following
statement for last week:
Monday 71,014. Tuesday 79.934. Wednesday
79.393, Thursday 1S1.829. Friday 123,$33..
Saturday 163,747. Total. 699,552; grand total,
General Carnahan Held Innocent.
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 27. The findings
and opinions of the court of inquiry held
at the instance Jot Major-General James
R. Carnahan, by the Grand Lodge of the
Uniform Rank, Knight of Pythias, to in
vestigate charges that Genral Carnahan
showed favoritism in the awarding of drill
prises at the conclave held Hi Xoataviife,
Tailor-Made Suits $12.75
$20 Kersey Coats $9.98
Coats in tan and castor Made in
etc The assortment includes Invis-
August 15 to 20, have been received by
General Carnahan from Supreme Chancel
lor Charles E. Shlvely, of Richmond.
The findings and opinion's, which were
made public tonight, held that General
Carnahan is innocent of any and all of the
THE DAY'S DEATH ROLL.
Colonel Alexander. G. Sands.
LOGAN, O., Nov. 27. Colonel Alexander
G. Sands died here today, aged 75 years.
He was for years the Republican leader
In Cincinnati, where he founded the Dally
Chronicle, that was afterward merged Into
Fred R. Hamlin.
NEW YORK, Nov. 27. Fred R. Hamlinr
the well-known theatrical manager, a
member of the firm of Hamlin, Mitchell &
Felds, died at his home here tonight. He
was the son of John A. Hamlin, well
known In Chicago theatrical circles as the
.manager of the Grand Opera-House, and
Somewhere in Portland a
bunch of keys, containing our
name plate and a flat key with
our private mark, numbered
1287. If you find it bring it to
our store and receive as a reward
the handsome mahogany Chif
fonier now shown in our front
Complete Housefurnishers. .
fancy stitched and strapped styles
At E1 HA Fownes'gen
Jl ipJUUU uine English
2-clasp fancy silk lined cash
mere Gloves, black, gray and
A 3E Women's wool
l OOW Golf Gloves in
plain white, black, navy blue,
red and fancy two-toned effects.
AT 98 Women's Skirts of ex
tra quality fancy stripe flan
nelette, trimmed wiiL double em
broidered ruffle; our best $1.50
value for 98
AT 49 Women's Skirts of fine
pink and blue striped flannelette,
trimmed -with embroidered ruffle;
our best 85c value for only 49
AT 1.39 Women's Gowns made
of fancy striped and plain "white
and pink and blue flannelette, in
Japanese kimona and tailored ef
fects our regular $1.65 and $L75
values at 1.39
AT 98 Women's Gowns of fan
cy striped flannelette. Tailored
effects, standing and turndown
collars, braid trimmed, circular
yokes, hemstitched and ribbon
trimmed; our best $1.25 val.98v
a brother of Harry A. Hamlin, also con
nected with the theatrical business.
Brigadier-General 'A. J. Neff.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 27. Briga
dier General Andrew J. Neff. of this city,
who commanded the Eighty-fourth In
diana Volunteers during the latter part
of the Civil War, and who was formely
a prominent newspaper man and poli
tician of New York, died at San Antonio,
Tex., today, aged 79 years. He was the
father of Mayor J. H. Neff, of Kansas
Higher Than McKInley Vote.
NEW YORK. Nov. 27. The official count
of the vote of. Nassau County has been
completed and shows that Roosevelt re
ceived In his home county 2331 plurality.
In 1S95 McKInley received a plurality of
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