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THE OREGOXIAX, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1906.
WILL NOT EI OP
Senators Object to Losing
CHANGES IN LODGE'S BILL
Committee Guts Out Provision for
Civil Service Rules in Service.
. . Allows Inspectors to ISus
- ' pend Inef ficients.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. The Senate
committee on foreign relations today
concluded its consideration of Senator
Lodge's bill for the reorganization of the
C6nsular Service and authorized its au
thor to report it favorably as amended.
The committee amendments are sweep
ing and arc intended to eliminate, as far
as possible, objections made by Demo
cratic Senators that the bill -will estab
lish a system of civil service under
which Republican officials may continue
Jn office Indefinitely. As reported, tho
bill provides for the grading of Consuls
General and Consuls and authorizes the
President to transfer appointees to all
classes of Consulates-General at salaries
ranging from $12,000 for London and Paris
down to $3000 for the lowest grade. Con
suls arc divided into 30 classes, ranging
from SS000 for Liverpool to 53000 for Con
sulates of the lowest grades.
The provision making the Secretary of
State, the Chief of the Consular Bureau
and the Chief Examiner of the Civil
Service Commission a board of examiners
for admission to the service is stricken
out. Appointments are to' be made in
accordance with the present system, the
provision of the original bill, which au
thorized the President to designate men
to fill vacancies as Consul-General or
Consul above class six from the two
classes next below. naving been rejected.
Provision Is made for the appointment
of flyc inspectors of consulates, to be
known as Consuls-General-at-Largc, to
receive salaries ot $5000. These men are
to jbe .appointed by the President from
the' members of the Consular force. The
President is aUthorizedMo empower these
Inspectors to suspend Consuls pending a
decision by the State Department -when
they have found a Consulate that is not
being properly conducted.
INSURGENTS SEEK SIGNERS.
Pledge to Amend Statehood Bill Cir
culates in House.
WASHINGTON, January 30. Oppo
sition among the Republican members
of the House to the Hamilton joint
Statehood bill seems to be making
little headway. The leaders of the
insurgents have prepared a pledge
for the signature of Republicans, -who
will vote to defeat a rule preventing
amendments. This was freely circulat
ed today amonpr the opponents of Joint
statehood and is now said to bear 45
About 20 Republican members arc
undecided and the struggle to Win
them" by the opposing1 factions is wax
ing hot. The insurgents insist that
many of their sympathizers have not
yet had an opportunity to sign the
pledge and claim that they will readily
obtain more than 60 names.
Administration supporters declare
the total strength of their opponents
is not much more than 40.
An urgent deficiency bill will be
ready for consideration in a few days
and it is now expected that this bill
will be laid before the House Immedi
ately before the Philippines tariff bill
has been disposed of, as the leaders are
said to b anxious to delay the state
hood -bill until Speaker Cannon Is more
2eriain how the Republican members
LIMIT .TO FOREST RESERVES
Senate Committee Fears They May
Hinder Growth of States.
WASHINGTON. .Jan. 10.-The limitation
oy Congress of the power of the President
to withdraw public. lands for forest re
serves wa suggested today at a meeting
of the Senate committee on public lands,
which had under consideration a bill pro
viding for the repeal of the timber and
stone act. While the bill was under dis
cussion It was stated that there seemed
no danger of all the public land? being
withdrawn before the measure could be
enacted into a law.
This led to: a general debate, and the
sentiment prevailed that the area of
forest reserves within certain states was
becoming so great as to endanger tho
growth of States. As a remedy It was
proposed to amend the bill for the repeal
of the timber ..and stone act jkj as to
limit the amount of withdrawals within
certain prescribed areas for the purpose
of distributing the reserves over a greater
WILL PUSH DQMIXICAX TREATY
Lodge Says It Will Follow Report on
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. The Post
Senator Lodge, acting chairman of the
committee on foreign relations, said to
day the .committees will take up the Ad
ministration's Santo Dominican treaty as
soon as it has reported on the Isle of
Pines matter, and will push it through
with all possible speed. Mr. Lodge also
declared thai be believed the treaty
would be ratified.
Favorable Reports on Land Bills.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10.- The House
committee of public lands decided to
report favorably on bills providing1 for
the quit claiming back to settlers of
land -with Imperfect titles which had
been deeded to the United States for
forest reservations, providing punish
ment for extortion In connection -with
Government land transactions and creating-
a Land Office at Billing, -Mont.
ABSORBED BY THE TRUST
Havcmcycrs Admit They Own Na
tional TSufear Company.
NEW YORK. Jan. 10. At the annual
meeting- of the stockholders of the
American Sugar Refining1 Company in
Jersey City today President Havc
myer. John Meyer and, Arthur
Donner were re-elected directors. Mr.
Havemyer said that of the 900,000
shares outstanding of- the stock, the
holders of ;G4,$20 shares had sent prox
ies. The stockholders adopted a' reso
lution that .the .accumulated profits, less
the dividends, be reserved as -working
capital.. . , .
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the National Sugar Refining:
Company held.-here today, John Meyer.
Arthur Donner and George IL Frazler
were re-elected members of the board
of directors All these men arc also
directors of the American Sugar Re
fining: Company. Although It has been
generally known for some time that
the American Sugar Refining Company
is largely interested in the National
Sugar Refining: Company, this is the
first official connection announced be
tween the two companies.
WHAT. HAPPENED TO SHAW
Secretary Goes to Work Late and
Doorkeeper Stops Him.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. This is the true
story of what happened to Hon. Leslie M.
Shaw, Secretary of the Treasury. Many
versions of It have been printed, but for
the first time the world is to bo told Just
what did occur.
It appears that the Secretary pf the
Treasury has not shaken off the old habits
he acquired in his thrifty youth back In
his old home state of Iowa. There, in a
rural community, every man was at his
business shortly after 7 o'clock ana re
mained until darkness fell. If he had
anything to do, he came back to his store
or office after supper for no one out in
rural Iowa eats dinner at 6 o'clock or af
ter. The Secretary, in spite of the fact that
the dining-room at the Arlington Hotel,
whore he lles with his family, is not open
until after 9 o'clock, rises two and some
times three hours earlier than that. On
this particular morning he wandered
through the corridors of the big hostelry
and found no one stirring. The Treasury
Department is but a block away, so he
entered the walk to the big stone pile,
and, entering, was soon at his desk.
Shortly after 9 o'clock he bethought him
self of breakfast, left his desk and passed
out one of the main doors.
Half an hour later the Secretary was
strolliqg back to the department. The
nearest door, and the one which can be
entered from the Fifteenth-street pave
ment level, is the express door, where
valuable packages arc passed In and out,
and where only those who register in and
out of the building arc permitted to go.
The Secretary nodded at the doorkeeper
and passed in. He brushed past the reg
ister and started toward the elevator. The
doorkeeper had his eye on the Secretary's
form. but. never having seen him before,
called after him. "Here, you." And then
raising his voice to a sharp rasp, "Come
back here and register. You are half an
hour late and you can't slip past ma that
Secretary Shaw looked surprised, but
took in the situation In a trice, turned
deliberately and walked over,to the regis
ter. Without a change in the expression
of his face, the Secretary adjusted his
glasses, picked up the pen and deliber
ately wrote his name and the time of his
arrival at the express door.
As the doorkeeper started to blot the
name, he gave a nod of approval and sug
gested: "You will now know better than
to try to get past mo next time."
Then he glanced down at the register
"Leslie M. Shaw, arrived at 9:45 A. M.;
employed. Secretary of the Treasury."
Ten minutes later the captain of the
Treasury watch recolved the resignation
of the doorkeeper, with an explanation of
what had happened. Fifteen minutes later
the doorkeeper had his resignation re
turned to him with a complimentary In
dorsement on it' by the Secretary of the
TAFT ANSWERS SLANDERER
(Continued From rRC I.)
writer of the article," In -iew of simi
lar language used, and sharplv arraigns
on this score the good faith of the writer
of the article." In view of similar lan
guage used, and sharply arraigns on this
score the good faith of the writer
of the article. Mr. Taft declares that no
engineer In the country is bettor fitted
for tho work than Mr. 'Stevens.
In the letter addressed to the Presi
dent by Lundle and referred to by Mr.
Taft. the writer says:
"I have never scon such a piece of mis
management and utter demoralization as
exists today on the Isthmus of Panama."
He charges that Mr. Taft had a great
deal of time for social entertainment
while on the Isthmus, and said the en
gineers might as well have stayed at
home and studied the data furnished in
book form. He referred to Mr. Shonts in
very uncomplimentary terms, saying- he
"seems to dictate the physical andonoral
tone of what has been done on the Isth
mus." The United States, he declared,
under such Influence, would become the
laughing stock of the world.
Appended to Mr. Taft's letter is a
memorandum of comments by Mr. Stev
ens on these charges. He takes up specifi
cally various statements and denies their
truthfulness. Mr. Stevens also makes a
general arraignment of parties from
"whom he alleges emanate "constant and
apparently systematic misrepresenta
tions." PIPE-LINE ACROSS ISTHMUS
California Crude OH 3Iay Be Used
for Power Purposes.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 30. Secretary Taft
has recommended to the President that
he sanction the issue of a revocable li
cense to the Union Oil Company, of Cal
ifornia, to construct and maintain a pipe
line across the canal zone. There were
six applicants for such a. right, but tho
company named Ig the only one which
specified the price of oil If used by the
Government and whopc offer was other
wise sufficiently definite and reasonable.
It is. however, expressly provided that
the license shall not be exclusive, so that
other companies may hereafter compete
for the business-.
For Its part the company undertakes
to pay 5500 per month to be applied to
school purposes In -the canal zono and also
to permit the Government to draw upon
Its pipe-line "at any point for oil at ft)
cents per barrel. Mr. Taft, in his letter
to the President, explains that this is
equivalent for fuel purposes to Pocahon
tas coal at the present cost on the Isth
mus of per ton, so that the oil may be
used for all power purposes. If desired. In
the construction of the canal.
As only refined oil Is at present carried
over the Panama Railroad, tho Secretary
does not fear that the transportation of
crude oil by pipe-line will Injure the busi
ness of the railroad. The railroad com
pany undertakes to complete the line by
August 1 next and to build in American
shipyards suitable tank steamers to sup
ply, in addition to Its present large fleet;
the "necessary means of conveying the oil
to the Isthmus.
Great-Grand-Nieces of Hamilton.
OREGON Crrr, br.. Jan. 30. (SpedaL)
Mrs. 3L J. Morcland and Mrs. M. M.
Burns, of this city, are both great-grand-nieces
of Alexander Hamilton, the anni
versary of whose birth will be commem
orated at the Portland Hotel tonight bl
the American Patriotic -Club. Their
grandfather. John Sconce, on their moth
er's side, was a nephew of the brilliant
Arrest or Morales Ordered.
SAN DOMINGO. Republic of Sin to Do
mingo, Jan- 10. The Supremo Court to
day transmitted to the Minister' of the
Interiorm order for the arrest of Presi
dent Morales and his followers. The au
thorities do not know the whereabouts of
Morales. News was received that the
interior is favorable to the government.
Quiet prevails in this city. r
Tho? e wh wish to practice economy
should buy Carter's Little Liver Pills.
Forty "stllz la a vial; only one Dill a Aom.
KANSAS IS LINED IIP
State Organizes to Secure Just
VAN SANT SOUNDS ALARM
Ex-Governor or Minnesota "Warns
People of Power of Corporations
and Urges Extinction of
Bosses in Politics.
WICHITA, Kan.. Jan. 10. A freight
rate mass convention, made up of 600 dcl-
4cgates representing commercial and farm
ers' organizations from all parts of Kan
sas, was held here today. A permanent
organization for the purpose of pushing
railway rate legislation was perfected and
resolutions were adopted urging Congress
to give a commission power to control
railroad rates. It also was decided to
perfect organization In every county in
the state and to follow In the footsteps
of Wisconsin In securing a state bill to
control corporations. The convention
was strictly nonpartisan.
Thomas Potter was made permanent
chairman. Speeches were made by ex
Governor Van Sant, of- Minnesota;
I. L. Lcnroot, Speaker of the Wis
consin Hou?e of Representatives, and
others. Governor E. W. Hocli. of
Kansas, . who was to have
been one of the speakers, sent word that
he was too 111 to attend.. Mr. Van Sant
said In part:
Tan Sant on Corporation Power.
; The cyti of the Nation arc turned toward
Kansas and the people of America are deeply
Interested in your struggle for relf-fi reserva
tion. I am with you in your fight with the
Standard Oil Company and Its powerful head,
John D. Rockefeller.
Do you know the power ef corporate -wealth?
Do you fully realize the van influence It
wields? Have you paused to consider how
mercilessly It punlshc those who ccand In
Its way and oppotc Its will, and how It vilifies,
abuses and misrepresents every aa who docs
not crlnre before It? If any one of you Is a
public official and hai bad the temerity to do
hit sworn duty, are you aware that you are
tha special object of -its vepgeaaee. and that
every effort will be made to crash you?
Money Is rapidly becoming all-powerful.
The wealth of our arch-enemy Is jrrcater
than that of any man "who ever lived In the
tide of times."
You ean win this fight If you are determined.
You ixavc the power in your own hands. 1b
our country the people rule. No man should
go to Congress or sit In the Legislature who
does net vote right on qumtkms affecting the
welfare of tho state. Not only bold meetings,
but attend the primaries of your party and
'rce that honest and efficient men are cho&cn
to represent you. Afterward, go to the polls
and vote. Do your utmost to eliminate the
ward-heeler, the caucus manipulator and the
party "boss; relegate to the rear the man with
a political pull and let efficiency be tho only
test for puMIc office. Our Legislatures nhouM
pass primary election laws giving the people
an opportunity to nominate United States
Senators as well as all other officials by di
with -Roosevelt on Kates.
As to the tranrpertatlon question. It affects
every man. woman and child In the Nation.
One of the difficulties In dealing with it Is
the unfairness of the railroad?. It Is not
true, as thy perMstently atft that the
friends of rate regulation desire to have the
Interstate Commerce Commission arbitrarily
fix all rates. We aland exactly with Presi
dent Rooocrelt and only want power given the
Commission, after a rate has been challenged
and found to be unreasonable, to name one,
have It go into effect Immediately and remain
-n force until reviewed by the court.
The railroads now. can do as they please,
as there Is no power to enforce the dectees
ot the Commission. All we ask Is to have
the power delegated that. Congrera failed to
grant formerly. Either give the Commission
that authority or abolish the law entirely,
fllve us this Just measure, stop rebates and
similar discriminations, let all private car
shipments cease and marked progreas will
have been made In the nettlcment ot the
vexed transportation problem.
I am not an alarmist, but It Is time to
call a halt. We are building up a. clats ot
Individuals In our country by rpeclal trans
portation privileges that menace our free In
stitutions. No one can estimate the dam ace
wrought by the pernicious system of favorit
ism. It and It alone enabled John IX Koclce
feller to successfully crush every comsetltor
and establish the most gigantic monopoly on
earth. It la enabling every man who enjoys
it to destroy his rivals and plunder the peo
ple. This man. with the railroad marnates,
together with the Insurance ncwandrclr, who
have used the racred funds Intrueted to their
care, has cornered the market and, whether
prices have gone up or down, has reaped a
In the enforcement of the law rests the
safety of the Nation. We have reason to be
encouraged. Indictments have been returned
against railroad officiate aad shippers. Take
courage. Our cause Is Just and we hare a
fearless leader In Theodore Roosevelt, an In
splratlon to every man who love fair play
and wants a square deal. Let us do our duty,
as he Is doing his, and we will have both
equality before the law and equality of op
portunity, a heritage that Is due every Amer
WILL REPORT HEPBURN" BILL
House Committee Adopts Programme
for Action on Rates.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10. The Republi
can members of the House committee on
Interstate and foreign commerce In a
conference this afternoon agreed to sup
port the Hepburn railroad-rate bill with
a few modifications, which were agreed
on and which relate chiefly to court pro
cedure. These modifications were taken
from the provisions of the Esch-Town-send
bill, and are in the nature of a
compromise with the supporters of that
measure. The committee will report the
bill to the House next Friday.
Representative Townsend. of Michigan,
author of the Townsend bill, which was
consolidated with the Each bill and passed
at the last session. It is announced, will
make the opening speech in the House
In favor of the Hepburn bill. It Is
planned to bring In a rule on the Hep
burn bill when it Is considered la the
House, so as to prevent amendments ex
cept on the first day of the debate. The
Democrats, however, arc to be permitted
to offer a substitute on -which they caq
go on record. This course, it is pointed
out, is the same as was followed with
the Esch-Townsend bill when the Demo
crats submitted the Davey bllL
The Republican members of the com
mittee expressed the opinion today that
the debate In the' House probably- will
continue not over a week.
DOLLIVER BILL IS ADOPTED
House Committee Will PhsIi Measure
to Regulate Rates.
CHICAGO. 'Jan. 30. A dispatch to the
Tribune from Washington, D. C, says:
At a secret conference of Republican
members of the House committee on
interstate commerce, last night, the bill
that will hereafter be known as th-e ad
ministration measure for the regulation
of railroad rates was formally coRsaT
ered and adopted. It will be submitted
at a meeting of the full committee next
Friday, aad.will come up for comWr&-
- - -
tlon In the House as soon as other busi
ness can properly be disposed of.
This administration rate bill is -what
Is called the Dollivcr measure, as amend
ed in some details by Colonel Hepburn,
chairman of the House committee. The
meeting was Sor the purpose of familiar
izing the Republican members with the
bill as It stands, and also to harmonize
the different views of members of the
commlttco regarding the details of the
propVsed legislation. Colonel Hepburn
read- the bill from beginning to end, and
commented upon each section and para
graph, besides nnswering Innumerable
questions as to the general effect.
At the opening of this session it be
came evident that the Esch-Townscnd
bill, while undoubtedly it struck at ue
root of the difficulty, did not begin to
comprehend the whole suoject. It left
untouched the private cars, the terminal
railroad?, the bridge companies. - fast
freight lines and a dozen other devices
and means by which the railroads evaded
tho law and escaped punishment.
The new Dolllver bill not only is ex
tremely comprehensive, but has been
drafted throughoul by a combination of
most experienced elements favorable to
the regulation of railroad rates. It is not
a compromise, but is by no means radical.
It treats the railroads fairly and, if gen-J
crously interpreted by the courts, it pro
tects the interests of the shippers as well
as the transportation lines.
It is an administration measure, as far
as there can be one. and it will be passed
through the House as such.
Bill to Prohibit Private Cars.
"WASHINGTON. Jan. 10. Representa
tive Prince, of Illinois, Introduced a bill
today which makes It unlawful for any
common carrier engaged in Interstate
commerce to use or permit to bo used on
its line any car not owned by it or some
other such common carrier.
UNITE FOR IRRIGATION.
"Western States Organize to Promote
Interest of Arid Areas.
OMAHA, Jan. 10. The American Irri
gation Federation is tho name for an or
ganization formed by representatives of
the Irrigation states who mot in Omaha
Among the objects of the federation set
forth in an official statement aro to har
monize conflicting interests, promote bon
cllclal legislation, distribute Instructive
literature, aid in settlement of reclaimed
area?, criticize officials or others for acts
of injustice and to aid in the adjustment
of freight rates to and from the reclaimed
The following officers were elected to
serve until the first annual meeting, which
will be held at Boise, Idaho, the date to
be named by the executive committee to
correspond with dates selected for the
National Irrigation Congress:
President. ex-Governor L. Bradford
Prince. New Mexico: secretary, D. H.
i-Anderson, Chicago; an executive commit
tee, among whose members are Zera
Snow, Portland. Or.; C. M. Hclntz. Los
Angele?; cx-Govemor Frank Hunt. Boise;
Lucius M. AVilcox. Denver, and several
vice-presidents. Including Tom Richard
son. Tortland. Or.; Judge Cyras Happy,
Spokane, Wash.; C. E. Bralnard, Payette,
Idaho; M. H. Heber, Los Angeles; Fred
J. Kelsel. Ogden, Utah; Clarence L. John
MARSHALL FIELD IS ILL
Three Doctors Consult About Chi
cago Millionaire's Case.
NEW YORK. Jan. 30. While no official
statement could be obtained from tho
physicians, it was rumored tonight that
a grave change had taken place in the
condition of Marshall Field, of Chicago,
who is ill at the Holland House, in this
city. Dr. James, the attending physician,
tonight summoned In consultation Dr.
Janeway and Dr. Austin, ot this city.
All the physicians were with the patient
for a long time, and afterward held an
Mr. Field, earlier In the day, was said
to be suffering from a severe cold.
Dr. James said late tonight that, al
though Mr. Field was worse than when
he reached this city a few days ago, his
condition was not yet alarming.
"We do not consider Mr. Field's con
dition extremely serious." he said. "We
called in the other two doctors to be on
the safe side."
Mrs. Field, the wife of the merchant,
his daughter and Stanley Field, a nephew,
are with him.
DEATH RELIEVES HARPER
(Continued From rage 1.)"
Harper had lived GO years as reckoned
by average standaids. He was always up
early, oftentimes by daybreak, busy with
his stenographers, wearing out two or
three of them before the day was over
and then seldom retiring before midnight.
Chicago, as a young university, needed
just such energy, ability and. indomitable
courage as Dr. Harper brought to it.
The university as It stands today Is but
a part of the great educational scheme
he had In mind. The City of Chicago it
self is hardly large enough to hold the
great world's university it was his ambi
tion to create.
"It Is but natural that the deep inter
est my father has taken in the university
In the past will be continued In the fu
ture. Aitnuusn nc never roniiiuuea mni-i
self to any nxed policy toward the uni
versity, he watched It grow from year to
year and as its needs developed he did
what he could to assist. This he will
continue to do and those of his family
who come after him will endeavor to
carry out his wishes for the well being
ot the institution."
Veteran Pension Official.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 30. Franklin
Moore, employed In the Pension Office,
12 years, died here today, aged S3 years.
He came to Washington from Lowville,
N. Y.. where he was for come time prin
cipal of the academy, being succeeded in
that position by Ellhu Root, the present
Secretary of State. One of Mr. Moore's
pupils was ex-Secretary of the Treasury
Lyman J. Gacc
In Oregon City Divorce Court.
OREGON CITY. Or., Jan. 10. (Special.)
In the Circuit Court today Judge Mc
Bride granted divorces as follows: Fritz
R. Braun vs. Edna Braun. Eleanora N.
Dodson vs. Nelson H. Dodson.
Orders of default and reference were
entered In the fallowing divorce suits:
Abble Geraldine Miller vs. Thomas Mill
er, Charles Ernmett Drake vs. Mary
Captain ot Slocuin on Trial.
NEW YORK. Jan. 10. Charged with
negligence, that by law constitutes man
slaughter, when lives are lost. Captain
William H. Van Schaick. commander of
the steamboat General Siocum. when 3030
persons perished by the burning and sink
ing of that craft June 35, 1504, was
placed on trial this afternoon in the
criminal branch of the United States Cir
Earthquake Shakes Vienna.
VIENNA, Jan. 10. A slight shock of
earthquake was recorded here last night.
It caused no damage.
MIIwaukio Country Club.
Eastern and California races. Take Sell
wood and Orcgea City cars. First aad
MEDAL FOR DOCTOR
President Rewards Hero of
COMRADE IN ROUGH RIDERS
Pays Tribute to Heroism ot 3 ted leal
Corps, and Recalls Lesson of
Japanese Success to Show
' Corps Is Too Small.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10. One of the
heroes of the battle of Las Gulnamas,
Cuba, in the Spanish-American War,
was rewarded today with a medal of
honor conferred by Congress for con
spicuous gallantry In .action. The re
cipient of the medal was Captain
James Robb Church, of the Medical
Corps of the Army, who, during- the
Spanish War, was a First Lieutenant
and Assistant Surgeon of the First
Regiment, United, States Volunteer
Cavalry the "Rough Riders."
Secretary Taft formally presented Cap
tain Church to the President.
Turning to Captain Church, President
Roosevelt, holding- In his hand tho mo
rocco case in which the medal was In
closed, addressed him as follows:
President's Address to ChurchA
Captain Church, there Is no distinction
which confers irreater honor upon any Amer
ican In military or civil life than this the
one honor coveted above .all others by eVery
man In the military service of the United
It was my good fortune as Colonel of the
regiment in which you served to be an eye
witness tojyouf gallantry and to hear testi
mony to It by letter to the proper authori
ties, statlnjr the reasons why I deemed that
you were entitled to this medal of honor.
I wlah to state. Mr. Secretary, that the
letters I wrote were written before I was
President. Since I became Resident I have
held no communication whatsoever with
the military authorities on the subject.
Captain Church, there could be no greater
pleasure than that I now experience In
handlnjr to my old comrade and friend this
medal of honor.
Grasping Captain Church's hand, the
President remarked. "There is no greater
comradeship than that which comes front
having lived In the trenches together."
Captain Church bowed, but words failed
him and he accepted the medal In a si
lence and manner that were more elo
quent than words would have been.
Praise for Army Doctors.
Turning to the members of the Ameri
can Medical Association, the President
said, with great earnestness:
I wast to say Just a word of greeting to. you
and to ask your influence on behalf of the
medical corps, you. not only of the Army,
but ot the Navy. There Is not a more cx"
actlnp profession: there Is not a profession
which makes greater demands upon those
following It and which more entitles them
to the gratitude of mankind than Is the
profession which Is yours. The Army sur
geon has to combine the work of your pro
fession with tho work of the military man
of the line. In saying that I want to .call
your attention to two specific things one
thing that Is now being done by men of
your profession, and one need ot men ot
Lesson From Japanese.
The Japanese have given us a good lesson
by the way they handled their army In the
recent war. One of the reasons why their
medical department did well the main rea
son was the faqt that they had an ample
supply of doctors who had been practicing
In time of peace In doing the duties they
would have to do In war. And until we
hare provision for an ample corps of doctors
in the army, so that they can be practiced
In time of pe&A. we will not have prepared
as we ought to prepare for the possibilities
of war. " Until we thus prepare, we can
make up our minds that we are ourselves
responsible for any disaster that occurs to
any army that the United States may raise
In the future, not the man who may be at
the head of the army at the time.
The tendency Is to attack the men In of
fice at the time. That Is utterly unjust, and
he people themselves and the representatives
of the people in public life who have failed
to provide the necessary means In advance
they are responsible when disaster comes.
That applies to the medical department, and
It applies to every other branch of the mili
tary establishment Just as much.
Present Corps Insufficient.
In conclusion the President said that
the present medical corps was equal only
to the care ot 40 per cent, of the present
strength ot the regular army and would
be utterly inadequate In case of war.
At the conclusion of his remarks the
President was presented by Captain
Church to Mrs. Church and some other
relatives who were present. Later Cap
tain Church was a guest of the President
GREAT SNOWSTORM RAGES
Eastern Kansas Covered With Thick
Covering of White.
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 10. The heaviest
snowstorm since last February com
menced here at 3 o'clock and late tonight
is general over Eastern Kansas coming
from the southeast. Temperatures are
not severe. Railroad traffic is uninter
rupted. Hock Island' Snowed "Up Again.
EL PASO. Tex.. Jan. 10. After being
open two days following a week's block
ade, the IJock Island Southwest line was
snowbound again today and all trains are
tied up. Meantime El Paso and all South
era Arizona towns and smelters supplied
with coal from the Dawson coal, fields arc
experiencing a coal famine.
RICH .MBTS TRUST.
(Continued From Page 1.)
vising their customers to buy practically
every stock on the list, on the ground
that they are bound to go up.
And In the meantime, rentals and the
price ot provisions are going- up In New
York City day by day, and the man on a
salary which does not Increase, is won
dering why Gates and others mako ten3
of millions in a year, while ho himself
has trouble in paying his annual rent.
This explains why the socialist tendency
ot the mass ot the city voters Is getting
stronger every year, and Is causing the
managers of the Republican and Demo
cratic parties the greatest concern.
Large Families In Great Britain.
In St. Botolph's Church, Aldgate, Lon
don, there Is a monument to the memory
of Agnes, widow of William Bond, who
''bore, him IS children eight, boys and
That was in the spacious 16th century,
but 4t .Is noteworthy that John Gully,
grandfather of the late Speaker of the
Commons, had 24 children. A year or
two ago a Northampton shoemaker en
tered as bitj plea la tha police court that
he was the father of 32 children, ot whom
27- were living; while 20 years ago Chester
boasted of a couple' who were "the happy
father and delighted mother of 33 chil
dren," ten of th.cm being alive in 1S30.
But the record in family numbers be
longs to Scotland. It Is that of a Scotch
weaver In the 11th century, whose wife
bore hint 62 children. Only 32 died In
childhood. sons and four daughters liv-
Ing to be 21 "and upward. This almost In
credible record is fully and absolutely au
thenticated. Sir John Bowes and three
other gentlemen each adopted and reared
10 ot this prodigious family.
W0LVERT0N IS CONFIRMED
Senate Approves Choice of District
Judge for Oregon.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10. The Senate in
executive session today confirmed the fol
Charles EL Wolverton, DIstrict Judge,
District of Oregon.
Postmaster: Idaho-John T? Cook, Jr.,
Arizona Objects to 'Statehood.
KINGMAN. Ariz.. Jan. 10. The people
of this county are holding mass meet
ings, protesting against the passage of the
Hamilton joint statehood bill. Messages
from all outlying- towns and mining camps
report that the sentiment against Jointure
Is unanimous. Every town Is sending
resolutions ot protest to Washington de
manding of Congress the right to vote
separately on any measure concerning the
welfare of the people of Arizona.
Will Amend Findings on Wade.
VALLEJO. Cal., Jan. 10. The court
martial which in the first week In No
vember completed the trial of Ensign
Charles .X. Wade on charges arising out
of the boiler explosion aboard the U. S.
S. Bennington convened at Mare Island
today to revise its findings. This action
Is In pursuance of tho orders of the Sec
retary of the Navy, who is dissatisfied
with the verdict.
Football Debate at Harvard.
BOSTON, Jan- 10. The football reform
question was discussed today at length
by the board of overseers of Harvard. At
the conclusion of the meeting the only
statement made was that the matter had
been considered. Former Governor John
D. Long presided. Among those who
came here especially for the meeting was
Overseer Samuel Hill of Seattle.
Pacific Coast Telegraphic Jibtcs.
Great Falls. Mont. Ellas M. Enge. who
claims to have recently been tyler ot a Ma
sonic lodge In Manila. Philippine Islands, made
an unprovoked assault upon Mrs. Lemon, land
lady of a lodglng-housv. squirting carbolic
acid from a 6yrlnge Into her face. lie did
not attempt to escape, and was at once ar
rested. The officers believe he la Insane. He
has been here for about a week.
Livingston, Mont. C. G. Scott, of Gard
iner. Mont., a lifelong friend friend of Frank
Phycator, the Klondike millionaire, who com
mitted suicide In San Francisco recently,
hat been appointed executor ot his estate In
Dawson. The dead man lived at Gardiner
20 years. He left here owing considerable
money., but after he made a rtnke In the
Klondike be returned and repaid all hta cred
itors. Butte, Mont. James Moylan. formerly a
resident of Portland, wan found dead In a
mining cut north of Butte, his head being
dashed against a large rock. Moylan Is
thought to have lost his footing while de
scending a hill. Starting to run. he prob
ably stumbled and struck bis head against
the rock, the blow killing him. Moylan was
on his way to work, when he met his death,
and hbt body lay many hours before found.
He trail night bws at the Gem mine and waa
well known among miners here.
THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL
Tew Teople Know How Useful It X in Pre
serrlnz Health and Beauty.
Nearly everybody knows that charcoal
is the safest and most efficient disinfect
ant and purifier In naturc, but few real
ize its value when taken into the human
system for the same cleansing purpose.
Charcoal is a remedy that the more you
take of It the better; it Is not a drug at
all. but slnjply. absorbs the gases and Im
purities always present in the stomach
and intestines and carries them out of
Charcoal sweetens the breath after
smoking, drinking, or after eating onions
and other odorous vegetables.
Charcoal effectively clears and improves
the complexion, It whitens the teeth and
further acts as a natural and eminently
It absorbs tho Injurious gases which
collect in the stomach, and bowels; It dis
infects the mouth and throat from the
poison off catarrh.
All druggists sell charcoal in one form
or another, but probably'the best charcoal
and the most for the money Is In Stuart's
Charcoal Lozenges; they are composed ot
the finest powdered Willow charcoal and
other harmless antiseptics in tablet form,
or, rather. In the form ot large, pleasant
tasting lozenges, the charcoal being mixed
The dally use of these lozenges will
son tell In a much Improved condition
of the general health, better complexion,
sweeter breath and purer blood, and tha
beauty ot It Is that no possible harm
can result from their continued' use, but.
on the contrary, great benefit.
A Buffalo physician, in speaking of the
benefits of charcoal, says: "I advise
Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges to all patients
suffering from gas In stomach and bow
els, and to clear the complexion and pur
ify the breath, mouth and throat: I also
believe .the liver is greatly benefited by
the daily use of them: they cost but 23
cents a box at drugstores, and although
in some sense a patent preparation, yet
I believe I get more and better charcoal
in Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges than In
any of the ordinary charcoal tablets."
"I hT8 lufTered with piles for thlrtr-stzeara.
One jer ro Uil April I besan taking Casesrete
for constipation. In the course of a week I noticed
the piles began to disappear and at tho end ot six
weeks they did not trouble as at all. Cacaret
bare dona wonders forme. I am entirely cured and
Zel like a sew mia." George Krjder. Napoleon. O.
?!asaat. Palatable, Potest, Taste Good. Do Good,
arer Sicken. Weaken or Gripe. ISc. Sc. 50c. Never
old la balk. Tha cenntne tablet ttanjped GCO.
Gaaraafread to care or your money back.
Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or N.Y. 593
ANNUAL SALE, TEN MILLION BOXES'
FOR TOILET AND BATH
It makes the toilet something to b
enjoyed. It removes all stains an4
ronehness, prevents prickly heat and
chafing, and leaves the skin, white,
soft, healthy. In the bath it brings
a glow and exhilaration which no com
mon soap can equal, imparting ths
vigor and life sensation of a mild Turk
fcafcttkt M Qrtccrs iiDnigxisi
mT F The Bowels
1. CANDY CATrUKTlC
Df. Pierce's Fayorite Prescriptioa,
Is not a secret or patent medicine, against
which the most intelligent, people are
quite naturally aversa becauso of tha un
certainty as, to their harmless character,
but Is a medicine of kxowx composition",
a full Hat ot all its ingredients being
printed, iivpZaini!nIis7t, oneyery bottle
wrapper. An examination of this list of
Ingredients will disclose the fact that It
Is non-alcoholic In Its composition, chem
ically pure glycerine taking the placo of
the commonly used alcohol, in its make
up. The "Favorite Prescription " of Dr.
Pierce Is in fact tho only medicine put up
for the cure of woman's peculiar weak
nesses and ailments, sold through drug
gists, that does not contain alcohol and
that too in. large miantltles. Furthermore,
It Is the only medicine for woman's special
diseases, the ingredients of which have
the unanimous endorsement of all the
leading medical writers and teachers of
all the several schools of practice, and
that too a3 remedies for tho ailments Jor
which 'Favorite Prescription" Is recom
mended. A little book of some of these endorse
ments will be sent to any address, post
paid, and absolutely free if yon request
same by postal card or letter, of Dr. R.
V. PJerce, Buffalo, N. Y.
Don't forget that Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription, for woman's weaknesses and
delicate ailments, Is not a patent or secret
medicine, being the "Favorite Prescrip
tion" of a regularly educated and gradu
ated physician, engaged In the practice
of his chosen specialty that of diseases
of women that Its ingredients are printed
in plainEngllsh on everybottIe-wrapper;
that It Is the only medicine especially de
signed for the cure of woman's diseases
that contains no alcohol, and the only
one that has a professional endorsement
worth more than all the so-called "testi
monials " over published for other med
icines. Jfend for these endorsements as
above. TThey are free for the asking.
If you suffer from periodical, heuc&cha,,
backache, dizziness, pain or dragging'
dow-n sensation low down In the abdomen,
weak back, have disagreeable and weak
ing, catarrhal, pelvic drain, or are In
distress from being long on your feet, then
yon m&j be sure of benefit from taking
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets the best lax
ative and regulator of the bowels. They
Invigorate stomach, liver and bowels.
One a laxative; two or three a cathartic
" Cans WhlU You Sleep."
Whooping-Co u g h , Croup,
Confidence can be placed in a rem
edy, -which for a quarter of a century
has earned unqualified praise. Restful
nights are assured at once.
Cresolenc is a Boon to Asthmatics
Send tostal for de
sert ptivc booklet.
Throat Tableto for the
irritated throat, of
your druggist or from
us. 10c. in atamps.
The Vapo-Gresolene (a,
Dr. W. Norton Davis
IN A WEEK
We treat successfully all private nerv
ous and chronic diseases of men. also
blood, stomach, heart, liver, kidney and
throat troubles. Wa euro SYPHILIS
(without mercury) to stay cured forever.
Wo remove STRICTURE, without opera
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TVe stop arams. spermatorrhoea and
night losses by a new method. In a short
time. We can restore tne sexual vigor ot
any man under SO, by means at local treat
ment peculiar to ourselves..
WE CURE GONORRHOEA ifi A WEEK
Tha doctors of this institute are all reg
ular graduates, have had over 20 years'
experience, have been known in Portland
for many years, havo a reputation to
maintain, and will undertake no case un
less certain cure can be effected.
We guarantee a cure in every case ttb"
undertake or charge no fee. Consultation
free. Letters confidential. Instructiva
BOOK FOR MEN mailed free in plain
If you cannot call at office, write for
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and holidays, 10 to 12.
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Offices in Van Noy Hotel. 52 Third at.
Corner Pine. Portland. Or.
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No misleading statements to 'the afflicted.
I guarantee a complete, sate and lasting cure
In the quickest possible time, and at th
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My remedies are harmless, composed '"'C
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lected and Imported direct by us from the
Interior ot China.
IF YOU ARB AFFLICTED DON'T DELAY
DELAYS ARE DANGEROUS.
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