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THE BTOJDAT OBEGOSflAtf, iPOBTLAS0, JAHTTARY 14, 1900,
csApraoaizED cocnsss sbcre-
TAR.Y OF THE TREASURY.
Severe Criticism of Jota ainoy
Adam and Other Statesmen ol
Tiiat Time His Uctvard.
rvRBGOX CITY, Jan. 1L (To the Ed
iltoilSave read irlfh a good deal of
Eest Captain Apperson's axUcte
-r-t red Scott Decision," PuMtenedta
Tue Sunday Oregonian of e ui
Sis history of the case b lift
treasured up by young men Y-fcoHt V"
fcStfiensetvM informed concerning fcieir
Bane's ?W QWted 1 Jgg& f
werson. Says Mr. Blaine: Chief JU?"ce
Syho delivered the opinion hica
Wed so obnoxious through the orth,
s not only a man of great attainment
but -was singularly pure and Pta
Sola life and character." All -sriU admit
SS great attainments, and his private, lif o
"Ltove been all that is claimed for
IS ill Ict that be kept a private
ili t mZrA Ms fincers in holy wa-
cuv " "-r - - 7i,
of them? State courts, stop laws and
unavailable funds! Precious consolations
for the disgrace of violated public faith!
Precious Indemnity for the Tv;ord of honor
of the nation!" ...
It will be seen by these extracts tnar
Secretary Taney In removing the Poc
deposits from the bank violated both the
constitution and three or more sections or
statute law. Two former secretaries had
been urged by the president to do the
., v.ir.ir vit -without success. The first.
Ixmis McLane, was promoted to a higher
office, and Mr. Duane was put in the place
vacated. He, too. proved incorruptible,
and was rudely dismissed. A third, on
accommodating tool, was found in the
person of Mr. Taney. The first two knew
the law and would not violate it. It will
not do to say Secretary Taney did not
vr,rrr h wns x-lnlfLtlnff law. To claim
thnt hft firred iimorantly is to say that
he was a man of Inferior instead of great
attainments." "and -incapable 'of- deciding
judicial questions. ..
No unprejudiced mind can read the iuu
history of the -United States bank con
troversy without being convinced that bec
retary Taney was bribed to do the very
thing which Mr. Adams condemned as a
violation of plain law. The original price
offered may never be known. But it is
safe to-say If he had not obeyed Jackson s
mandate he never would have worn the
robes" of a chief justice. Eminent and
leading men of both the whig and demo
cratic parties openly cnargea imu ""
corruption. Among the democrats were
GRAIN FLEET MOVEMENTS
HEAVY -WEATHER KEEPING VES
SELS WELL OFF SHORE.
Tliroe of the Fleet" in JPort tFlnislx
Itodaing White's Shipping Be-
vieiv Marine Kotes.
There was heavy weather down off the
coast yesterday, and the American ship
C. S. Bement and the British ship Colony,
which camo'up off the mouth of the river
Friday .evening, kept welL off shore all day.
The Colony has made a fast passage from
Taltal, but the Bement has lingered longer
than usual on the trip across the Pacific.
Both of the vessels are under charter for
wheat loading, but as there Is a fleet of
about a dozen vessels ahead of them to
load here, there Is no special hurry about
them. The Haddon, Hall, the last of the
production, about 6.000 -tons represent less
than iOO steamers these are mostly steam
ers employed In rekular lines, having a
considerable portion df their tonnage occu
pied by large propelling power and pas
sencer accommodation. Of these, it is In
teresting to note, seven steamers total ?.,
261 tons, varying from 10,376 tons to the
Oceanic of 17,274 torn the largest vessel
afloat. No doubt rmvny of these large
steamers compete mudh more than for
merly In the trades that were supposed to
be the open market for the tramp or cargo
boat, a vessel free to go wherever profit
able employment laobU-inable, but, against
this, It must be rememoerea xnat anuuiga.
those large steamers, apd in the remaln
ing'tonnage of lesser-sizd steamers, there
is a large 'total of vessels intended for
special trades, such as v the carriage of
oil for this trade alone dast year's pro
duction includes just on 3&000 tons-meat,
fruit and other services foi which the or
dinary veseel is not suitable. It will be
seen from these figures that the remain
ing tonnage, mostly ordinary cargo steam
ers, produced during the past year Is about
700,000 tons. .
"During the same period there have
How to avoid
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I CULUSON & CO
,Tt,v hn evidence on that score. But -uvnffip .and TV. K. Clowney,
ni o whn crervinir as President i - inii nf Oeorcla:
rr vniiTn ariiHiui.. VjIu.t ivh
bis public acts, when serving as
Jackson s -secretary of the treasury, were
honest and corrupt. To jprove ttto I
.quote from a speech of JohU Q. Adams,
prepared for delivery in the house of rep
i :.o in thn session of 1S33-31, nut
S was suppressed oy a moUon for the.
previous question, wnica was pui
Sied Mr. Adams had the speech printed
Tty Gales & Seaton for distribution among
Ms constituents. A copy Is before me.
On page 5 it reads:
"The removal by the secretary of the
treasury of the deposits from the Bank
o- the United States was unlawful, and
fcls contracts with the state banks to re-
,.. Tkn:it! -was also unlawiui.
Neither of these measures was authorized j
fry the 16th section of tne Dams :""""-
"The language of the law there is, that
the deposits of the public ne' Jj
be made in the Bank of the United States
and its branches, "unless the secretary of
the treasury shall otherwise order and di
rect. When the deposits have once been
3nade there, his authority, as conferred
Iby the charter, ceases. He has no au
thority over them whatever, except ac
cording to the provisions of theconsn
.. JL 4-v P-onpra la-trs. When the
deposit is once made, the provision of
the constitution auacnes tu ., ---&ids
that any money shall be drawn from
the treasury unless in consequence of ap
propriations made by law. All the laws
which forbid the transfer of moneys ap
propriated for one object to be applied
to another, likewise attarti to It; and the
--o. f tiiA treasurr has no lawiui
authority to draw money from its place J
of deposit, except lor tne puriu- .
ine the payment to which it is appro
On page 20 of the speech it reads.
"By the eighth section of the act to es
tablish the treasury department, it is pro
vided 'that no person appointed to any
office instituted by this act shall, directly
or lnairectiy, be concerned or interested
in carrying on the business of trade or
commerce, or be owner; in whole or in
part, of any sea vessel, or be concerned
in the purchase or disposal of any public
mrltle5 of any state, or of the United
States, or take or apply to his own use
any emolument or gain for negotiating or
transacUng any business in the said de
partment other than shall be allowed by
law-" , j-u
"The office of the secretary of the
treasury is one of those instituted by that
aot. And it is a circumstance deserving
of deep consideration thaf this depart
ment of the treasury is the only one es
tablished at the organization of this gov
ernment, the officers of which are laid
under this interdiction. .... The re
straint upon the secretary, the head of
the department, remains in force to this
ay. I believe both the spirit and the let
ter of this law was violated by the pres
ent secretary of the treasury when he
transferred the public funds from the
Bank of the United "States to the Union
bank of. Baltimore, he himself being a
stockholder therein. And so thorough is
my conviction of this principle, and so
corrupting and pernicious do I deem the
example which he has thereby set to fut
ure committees of ways and means to
cite as precedents for yet ranker rotten
ness, that if there was a prospect of his
remaining in office longer than till the
close of the present session of the senate.
I should deem it an indispensable, albeit
a painful, duty of my station, to take
the sense of this house upon the question.
And, sir, if after this explicit declaration
by me, the chairman of the committee of
ways -and means has not yet slaked his
thirst for precedents, he may gratify it
"by offering a fifth resolution; In addition
to the four reported by the committee,
" Resolved. That the thanks of this
house be given to Roger B. Taney, sec
retary of the treasurj', for his pure and
disinterested patriotism in transferring
the use of the public funds from the
Bank of the United States, where they
were profitable to the people, to the Union
Ibank of Baltimore, where they were prof
itable to "himself."
On page "22 Mr. Adams quotes the 15th
end ICth sections of the bank charter,
and then says: .
"Bach of these sections Is a considera
tion for the olher. The lath section pre
scribes burdensome duties to be performed
by the bank gratuitously for the benefit
of the nation; and the bank stipulates to
perform them during the continuance of
the act. The lGth section is the counter
stipulation, pledging the faith of the na
tion that, unless for good and sufficient
cause, the deposits of the public moneys
shall be made In the bank and its
branches. ... The two sections are in
separably connected together, and must
T)e of commensurate duration. So clear
and obvious is this that the secretary of
the treasurj'; by removing the deposits,
"has forfeited thV right of the nation to
claim of the bank the fulfillment of its
own stipulations in the 15th section. By
the very act of removing the deposits he
makes it impossible for the bank to give
the necessarj' facilities for transferring
the public funds from place to place, with
out charge, commission or discount. . - .
Here, then, is a double violation of the
public faith first, by breaking the stipu
lation of the nation in the ICth section,
beneficial to the bank; and, secondly, by
disabling the bank' from, the performance
of its engagements in the 15th section,
beneficial to the nation."
Continuing, on page 23, Mr.. Adams says:
"The secretaxy of the treasury has for
bidden the Bank of the United States to
make this constant, continual, gratuitous
remittance of public moneys" for the paj
ment of public creditors, from place to
place throughout the Union, and what
has he substituted in its place? Wiry, sir,
contracts contracts which he was author
ized bj no law to make; contracts which,
bj' the 16th section of the act of MajT,
1820, he was expressly forbidden to make;
contracts with a motley multitude of state
hanks, bound by no law of the United
States to perform this service; beyond the
superintendence and control of congress;
dependent upon 20 different states for their
charters: of small capitals; of limited cir
culation; seated in the midst of rival
banks, and in which the United States
have no interest other, than the deposits
confided to them. This is the substitute
provided by Secretarj' Taney for annulling
the Jaw by which the Bank of the United
States was bound to perform, and" dl4
perform, this immensely important serv
ice! Contracts with state banks; not even
as contracts sanctioned bj law! Sir. It
3s a brufcMvl reed upon which, if a man
lrse. $ will pq Into his hand and pierce
It! Contracts! Whj. .suppose one and all
of these bWle hanks break their con
tracts suppose they suspend specie paj--ment.
where arc your deposits? Where
are 7 rr p,Taltous remittances? Where
is ycur renxfly against all and every one
TONNAGE EN ROUTE AND IN PORT.
Vessels Chartered or Available for Grain Cargoes Froni the
Henry A. Wise, of Virginia, and otners.
I have their speeches made in congress,
and they were as severe in condemnation
of Taney's unlawful execution of JacK
son's arbitrary will as were Clay, Bjrine,
Corwln, Choato and other whlgs. These
democrats were not In favor of rechar
tering the bank, but they Relieved that
the government should keep faith with the
bank, and not violate Its side of the con
tract. And they did not believe, and so
declared, that the bank was corrupt In the
person of its officers. Calhoun spoke
strongly in favor of returning the deposits
to the bank.
ti- lontHnf- nut oil these names, whose
testimony shall we take Mr. Blaine's or
ir. AAr.-a'f -m "Rlninft has shown him-
aai-p tn hA aii Incomoetent witness in mat- Nov. 201
ters of history by asserting in his "Twen
ty Tears of Congress" that Jackson's or
der, issued through Tanej-, was not to
remove public money already in the bank,
but only that no more should be depos
ited therein, when the fact was that over
510 000,000 were removed and deposited In
"pet banks," and the exciting discussion
during the session of congress of 1S33-34
was on the "removal," and not on the
withholding of deposits. The testimony of
a man maldng such a blunder as this
must fall before the testimony of such a
-crlfTuvsc: n; J. O. Adams.
The extract quoted from Mr. Blaine's
book by Captain Apperson closes with
saj'Ing that "the country can now con
template a venerable jurist in robes that
were never soiled by corruption, leading
a long life of labor and sacrifice, and
achieving a fame In his profession second
only to that of Marshall."
In my reading I can find no "sacrifice"
that Roger B. Taney ever made except
the sacrifice of his own honor and the
honor of his government when he was sec
retary of the treasurj'. Benedict Arnold
achieved fame second only to that of
Washington. The one" had a fame of
treason the other of patriotism. The one
went to his grave "unwept, unhonored
and unsung." The other was laid to rest
with his name and deeds left to stand as
a light and landmark on the heights of,
It is not for a man of my humble abil
ities to decide that the Bred Scott decision
was not in accordance with law. But If
a decision which made slavery legal in
every sectiqn of the country where the
master chose to "take his slave was "a
valuable work towards the preservation
of the Union," then I wouM say that a
union so hedged in on all sides that slav
er' was national and freedom not even
sectional, was not worth preserving. And
if Judge Taney held the "genuine belief"
attributed to him, I would say that in
stead of being eminently strong intellect
ually and morally, he was eminently weak
In reasoning powers, as well as cowardly.
not? to say vicious. In his moral mace-up.
And, with a full sense of my humble
standing amorg party zealots, let me say
further that when James G. Blaine pub
lished such a weak plea In defense of the
chief justice and threw sugar plums to
the element that defeated him for the
presldencj' bj- giving New York to Cleve
lard. he won no favor among honest
Catholics, and disgusted and drove from
his support thousands of Protestants.
It is too much the fashion of the pres
ent day. in writing the bJqgrapbies of
prominent men, not only to omit all notice
of their frailties, but to exaggerate their
vir'ues. It is an injustice to the joung
who are learning lessons from biography.
Lives of prroat men oft remind us
We can be extremely mean, ,
And when dylrg leave behind us'
Crimes the truth Should never screen.
This. If not as elegant, is as true as
Longfellow's oft-quoted lines. Errors, and
the results to which they lead, are as
necessary to be pointed out for our avoid
ance, as are virtues for our guidance.
Aug. 4Marechal vllllers
Nov. 13 Colony
Nov. 3 Doriha Francesca
C. S. Bement
Isle of Arran
DIRECT WIRES TO
New York Stock Exchange
Chicago Board of Trade
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
oooooe 00000 00 ooeo 000a oaooaooooaoOOOQOOOOOeeooa!e
T.,""!t. & Co.
A. Berg. '
P. F. M. Co.
B.. G. & Co.
Keep tne feet dry and warm.
Keep out of draughts.
Take plenty of outdoor and Indoor exer
cise. Remove all, wraps on entering a warm
Always carry a Vial of "77" and take a
dose at the first chill or shiver It "re
stores the checked circulation, starts the
blood coursing through the veins and
"breaks up" the Cold or Grip. Ask your
druggist or send for Dr. Humphreys' Man
ual, lree tells about the care, and treat-'
ment of the sick in all ailments.
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co., Cor.
William & John Sts., N. X.
rf-ore, no further knowledge can be gained
regarding the ship's cargo or her passen
om if ihi nai-rled any.
A watch has been maintained along the
cliff ever since the people got there, and
fires are kept burning at night and flags
waving by day as a signal to any boat's
crew which may have escaped. It Is not
considered likely, however, that any suc'
ceeded in getting away from the wreck.
DerrickstWero erected at likely points to
lower men down 10 get the bodies washed
up, and if possible to discover the name of
the vessel from the wreckage. Divers will
be sent from here if It is found to be Im
possible to obtain the sailors' names by
other means. The recovery and burial
of the dead bodies of the ship's company
.hare been ordered by the marine derart
ment. The cruiser Fiqnana, from Fortuno
ajvshould reach the scene of the wreck
tomorrow. No reports have been reccivtd
from "any localities whither wreckage or
"boUts might, be expected to drift.
S.'S.-GEO. W. ELDER, S. S. HUENEME,
S. S. DESPATCH
The above first-class steamers will sail every 10 days
during the season for Cape Nome, York and St Hichac!
and Yukon river points.
First Sailing, May 15.
B., G. & Co.
M., W. & Co.
Antwerp . ...
Cape Town ..
San Diego :..
Rio de Janeiro 2163
Santa Bosalla 1969
London ... .."
Total tonnage en route, 43,905. Same time in 1899, 4?,74G. Same time In 1898, C5.747.
Same time in 1897, 21,855. ; ;
TWO DISABLED SHIPS.
EOR RATES AXD INFORMATION APP LI' TO
CALIFORNIA & OREGON COAST S. S. CO.
F. P. BAUMQARTNER, 253 Washington St.
GRAY MITCHELT General Agents. San Francisco.
GRAIN TONNAGES IS THE RIVER.
Jules Verne I
K., G. & Co.-Victoria
K., G. & Col Victoria
B., G. & Co. Stream
P. F. M. Co. Astoria
McNear I Irving
P. F. M. Co Elevator
B G. & Ccr.'Astoria
Port. fcr. uo. Astoria
B G. & Co.1 Oceanic
M., W. & C. Col. No. 1
Port G. Co.iWeldler's
GIrven & E.) Greenwicl
B., G. & Co.' Oceanic
P. F. M. Co. Elevator
Total tonnage In the river, 29,766 tons.
1S98, 30,074 tons. In 1897, 18,233.
Same time In 1899, 31,461. Same time In
GRAIN TONNAGIJ U ROUTE TO UGET SQUND.
Oct, iilnvci clyde -Sept.
Nov. 351ElgInshlre . -Nov.
Oct. SOlMount Stuart
Nov. 15!May Flint
B.. G. & Co.
R. P. Rlthet
R. P. Rlthet
M., W. &. Co.
M.. W. & Co.
R. P. Rlthet
rV P. Rlthet '
U'llllam 'Lrlvr nf Singapore, and Mnr
echal Rimers at Montevideo.
The grain fleet, which each season drifts
info PdrtlandX from 'the remote corners of
the globe; seldom escapes without disaster
overtaking sorrro of the vessels, and of the
fail "number br ships' which at different
limes uurinji iiie'feuauu ".; nwv-u -
rive,'' very1 seldom do' all leach Portland.
Within the past three years, four sh ps
on'- the en route Lst "have sailed from
foreign ports and were never heard of
afterwards. In dther cases", the" vessel was
disabled,- and "by the time repairs weie
completed waa no longer wanted here. This
war there have already been two casualties
to the fleet en route for Portland. The
first was the dismasting of the French
bark Marechal Vllllers, which put Into
Montevideo for repairs about two months
trn Th other unlucky craft was the
L British ship William Law. which sailed
from Manila for Portland early in No
vember. She put into Singapore disrsasieu
about three weeks later, and no advice
of her reeumlrig her journey has yet been
received, but as she was chartered at a
low rate, her charterer will probably in
sist on her coming to Portland and fulfill
ing her agreement as soon as repairs, are
Murine Notes From Astoria.
ASTORIA, Or.. Jan. 13. The tug Sam
son arrived In this morning from San
Francisco. She accounts for her long tow
down the coact with the scow schooner
-nrviir-nViiTn tn thr nrevalence of head
winds and the fact that soon after leav
ing port the schooner's rudder-po-t was
twisted off, making her very, unwieldy.
It has not been determined what the Sam
son will do next, but she will probably
tow a vessel from Gray's harbor to San
Pilnh Gunderson exnialns why the steam
er Columbia thought that she saw a steam
er outside as she came in on her last trip.
At the time the pijot chnoner had her
sklo lights exposed as well as a masthead
light for the purpose of signalling the
Haddon Hall. The Columbia pasted be
tween the bark and the schocner, and
evidently took the latter for a steamer
on account of her lights.
The owners of the scow schopner Pacific,
which sank a few days ago while lying
at one oT the local wnarves, toaay mtu
a wreck report at the custom-house, stat
ing that the craft 13 a total wreck. The
loss on the cargo of wood was about $10,
while the scow was valued at ?C00.
Total tonnage en route, 36,556.
GRAIN TONNAGE ON PDGET SOUND.
PORTLAND, Jan. 13. (To the Editor.)
Having the honor to be president of an
active and well-known political club of
this city, the operation of the registration
law has necessarily attracted my atten
tion. At the election of 1S3S the vote of all
parties for governor, in this county, was
about 35,719. Today I am Informed that
about 1200 have registered. .There appears
to be fomc erroneous impressions about
registering. A voter of this county may
register with the county clerk, for his
own precinct, and does not have to wait
for a booth to be set up' near him, like
an election booth. For the convenience
of voters In outlying precincts, the county
clerk will upon application furnish the
necessary blanks to some notary living
In those precincts. Notaries or justices
of the peace who register names are en
titled to 10 cents for eacn man registered,
which is paid by the county, not the
Voters should be urged not to put off
registering until the last week of the time,
which expires May 15, for sickness, busi
ness or absence may then prevent them
from doing so. They should understand
that if not registered on election day,
they will be required to make the same
affidavits, and, in addition, will be re
quired to procure six freeholders of the
county to make aflidavit that they are
qualified voters, under section 1G ctf the
registration act. To quarrel with the
judges will not help,, for they are con
sidered challenged even, though they may
have voted 40 years here. The county
clerk's office is to be open evenings, and
no man should complain when he can
choose his own time to attend to this
matter. Let every voter "register, then,
promptly and before the clerks are busy
during the last week.
ROBERT C. WRIGHT,"
President Fourth Ward Republican Club.
Produce Little Shock.
In North Africa all'the wounded men'
agree as to the very small amount 6f
shock produced by the Mauser bullet,
many sjating that they went on some
dls'tance after feeling they were hit, one
man telling me that he had lost a lot of
blood. One notable' circumstance is that
the vast majority -of the wounds, are in
the extremities. Thlsjthe men attribute
to the wild tiring of 'the Boers, and to
the fact hat they were generally hit just
at the moment oX leaving or taking cover.
i a f
The Income of Sovereigns.
Russia's czar has an Income of $1000 per
hour, the sultan 5S50, the emperor of Aus
tria $500. the 1-aiser ?1a the king of Itary
$330, Queen Victoria fie same, the French
president $250, the king of the Bslglans ?S5
and the president of the -United States
$7 50 per hour. ' . .'
Br. bark -Br.
San T lego
B., G. &-Co.lTacoma
P. F. M. Co.'Tacoma
B.. G. & Co.iTacoma
K., G. &Cp .Seattle
McNear - Seattle
Total tonnage in port, S450.
fleet from Panama, left up from Astoria
yesterday, and will reach port some timo
today. As has been previously mentioned,
the Haddon Hall is 'coming on .a new ven
ture, being under charter to G. W. Mc
Near to load wheat at Portland for Japan.
This will bo the first cargo of wheat ever
sent across the Pacific.
Several of the grain fleet in port are
working around to the finishing stage,
three of them closing their hatches yes
terday. Of these, the Galena was the
only one to clear, but the mammoth
Magdalene and the diminutive Criffel are
finished and ready to clear tomorrow. The
Galena, which was loaded by Eppinger,
cleared for Queenstown or Falmouth for
orders, with 126,009 bushels of wheat, val
ued at ?G9,SSS. The same vessel cleared
from Portland just 12 months and two
weeks ago, with a slightly larger cargo.
She was loaded by A. Berg- at that time,
and carried 127,231 bushels of wheat, val
ued at ?76,500, her present cargo suunum
a decrease In value of over -$7000 as com
pared with last year. The Hyon arrived
down .at Astoria yesterday, making three
loadedshlps now at the mouth of the river
awaiting an opportunity to cross out.
WHITE'S SHIPPING REVIEW.
been removed from the British rog'&ter'
(including colonial' registers) about 7S4.0CO
1 tons of steamers and 240,000 tons of sailing
I vessels. These figures Include wrecks, ves-
1 sels broken up, and sold to foreigners;
and as foreign shipowning is extending, a
laa-gcr proportion of the tonnage removed
from the British register represents steam
ers sold to foreigners than in the records
of former yean?.
"There were added to the British regis
ter during the year about 1,260,000 tons of
steamers and 72,000 tons of sailing ships.
Lumber Frei-rhta Firm,
While ' there is not very much demand'
for -wheat tonnage at the pres-ent time,
owners are making no concessions, and tho
demand for lumber ships has a tendency
to keep rates quite firm. Page Bros.' San
Francisco circular bus the following quo
tations on lumber. freights: Sydney, 47s Grt
Qnte; Melbourne or Adelaide, 55s56s 3d;
Port Plrie, 52s GdSSs 9d; Fremantle, 63s2)
Gas 3d; Geraldton, 66s 2d67s Cd; West
Coast, 57s GdtgGOs PLsagua range, and Cal
lao range, 5Ss 9d61s Cd; Buenos Ayres,
67s Cd70s; Shanghai, E8s OdfgGOs.; Kiao
Chow, 60s61s 3d; Japan, Zosfi 553- 3d ; Port
Arthur, 65g66s 3d; TIen-Tsin, 60s M
67s 6d; Newchwang. G5s 3d67s 6d; Vladivo
stok, 53s56s 3d; South Afr.ca, 72s Gu&73s;
United Kingdom, S0sS2s Cd.
into Pon Townsend yesterday morning,
and. will have repairs made on the Sound J
before coming around to Portland to load.
Tho stecmer Geo. W. Elder has been
pressed Into service again to clean up
tho extpa offerings of freight, and left
down the rlir last evening en route for
San Franc!sco, with a full carso of Oregon
Tho Willamette river was booming yes
terday, and -nasi coming up at record
breaking speed last evening. The steamer
City of Eugehe, Which has been waiting
lor several- weeKs mr auuieuuu .-
kind to happen, was. released from her j
resting placo on the bar near baiem, ana
Is again in service.
' Domestic and Foreign Torts.
ASTORIA. Or., Jan. 13. Arrived Tug
Samson, from San Francisco. Left up, at
'50 P. M., British bark Kaddon Hall. Ar
rived down, at 10:40 A. M.. German bark
Hyon. Sailed, at 9:30. steamship Columbia,
for San Francisco. Condition of the bar
at 5 P. M.. rough; wind, southwtst; weath
Kin Prancco. Jan. 13. Sailed Steamer
State of California, steamer Homer, for
Port Hadlock Arrived, Jan. 12 Slup
Great Admiral, from Port Gamble.
Tacoma Arrived. Jan. 12 Steamer Czar
ina, "from Seattle. Sailed Steamer Queen
Adelaide, for China.
Port.Townser.d, Jan. 13. Arrived Brit
ish steamer Elm Branch, from Mororan;
brig Geneva, from KahuIuL
Flushing Passed. Jan. 11 British bark
Fitsshlre, from Rotterdam, for Oregon.
Shanghai Arrived, prior to Jan. 13. Bnt
h hark Coliimrrove. from Port Blakeley.
New York, Jan. 17. Arrived Noorge,
from Copenhagen: Willehad. from Bre
men; Marquette, from London. Sailed
Samatlan. for Glasgow: Lucania. for Liv
erpool; Batavla, for Hamburg.
Naples. Jan. 13. Ai rlvcd "Werra. from
New- York, and proceeded for Genoa.
Rotterdam. Jan. 13. Sailed Rotterdam,
for New York.
Cherbourg. Jan. 23. Saild New York,
from Southampton for New York.
San Francisco, Jan. 1C Arrived Bark
Ferris S. Thomson, from Port Bl&keley.
Sailed Steamer Teuus. tor j.nhl.iu.
steamer Robert Adairson. for NanMm0-
Hoquiam Arrived January VI Steamer
Nc-svburg. from San Francisco for Aber
deen; steamer Ccqullle River, from San
Francisco for Hoqulam.
Rotterdam, Jan. 13. Sailed Ohio, for
Antwerp, Jan. 13. Sailed Southward,
for New York.
Liverpool. Jan. 13. Sailed Campania,
for New York. , ,
New York, Jan. 13. Arrived Germanic,
from Liverpool; Etrurla, from Liverpool.
Yokohama, Jan. 13. Arrived previously
America Maru, from San Francisco for
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THE KEWFOIINDLAXD WRECK.
Steamer Lost in St. Mary's Bay Has
Hot Been. Identified.
ST. JOHN'S, N. F., Jan.' 13. No word
has been received from. Peters river In
regard to the unknown steamer wrecked
and on fire on a reef In St. Mary's bay.
The storm is still raging.
Tides nt Astorin.
(Week beginning January 15.)
Interesting Statements Reffaidins
Marine Business for Last Year.
rrn. ol aViTirlnr-- "RfwiftW Of- John
White of London, ,1s at hand with some Another steamer in distress is just en
Not tlie Cable Steamer.
ST. JOHN'S, N. F Jan. 13. The French
company's repairing steamer Francois
Arago, which it was feared might prove
to be the vessel wrecked and burning In
St. Mary's bay, has arrived here, 11 day3
from Havre, via Cherbourg. She mot
stormy weather and Is short of coal. She
will remain here until fine weather sets
in, when she will go to repair the cable
50 miles southeast of St. John"s.
verv interesting statements regarding uie
marine business for the year just closed.
Among other matters, mentioned the cir
"The produotlon of the past year In
British shipyards lias been about l.tMO.OOO
tons. Very nearly the same total as in 1S08.
it is a large production, but, as pointed
out in my las"t year's report, when the
previous year's output caused many people
to anticipate an early collapse in the value
of ships and in fre'ghts, it will be seen
when the figures are analyzed that such
a fear Is not justified, and that the ton
nage Is not disproportionate to the expan
sion of '.trade, as shown-by the board of
trade returns, and to the extension of sea
canrlayie. Of the tonnage duiu last yoir,
terinjr tho port,
As the result of Interviews by tho cor
respondent of the Associated Press with a
number of shipmasters, the conclusion fs
reached that the wreck is a freight or
passenger vessel from some port' in the
United States which had leen trying to
mako Cape Race in order to get a depar
ture point for the voyage across the At
lantic. No further news has thus far been re
ceived from the scene of the disaster. The
weather continues rough today, and the
fisher folk were unable to board her. She
Is almost wholly submerged, and her hull
Is badly battered. At present the seas are
breaking over the ship and running moiln-taln-blch
atrainst the rocka. Much wreck-
about ISO GOO tons represent warships, a ' age -is strewn alonrr the strand, and many
very much larger quantity tnan was ior-
merly built in private snipyarcfi; auuui ti,-
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000 tons saling vessels, of various types,
and about 110,000 tons steam trawlers, tug&.
tKim vachts and such craft. Thus, close
visible. Portions of the boats remain
hooked to the blocks, and this is believed
to Indicate that the boats were swamped
in lowering, and that their crew3 perished.
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on 300.000 tons are vessels tnat uo noi. .- ausi oj. wb .-w.- x .-, ..- '"--
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More Overdue Ships.
San Francisco underwriters are again
beDomimr nervous over the long passage
of one of tho Portland-bound grain ships.
The British ship Annie Thomas,' under
charter to load at this port, Is out about
170 days from Cardiff lor Acapulco, and
as high as 30 per cent reinsurance has "been
quoted on her. Other vessels, which are
also causing uneasiness by their long
passages, are the British bark Reliance,
137 days from Hamburg for San Francisco,
and the Matterhom. 170 days from Antwerp
for San Francisco.
LONDON, Jan. 13. The Norwegian
steamer Rlrunde, from Pensacola and Nor
folk for Antwerp, passed Dungeness to
day and signalled that she has on board the
crew of tho British ste-amer Edenmore,
which sailed from Pensacola December
8, via Norfolk, for Amsterdam. The Eden
more had been abandoned.
LONDON, Jan. 13. The Italian steamer
F. S. Ciampa, Captain Maresca, which ar-
- rived at Lisbon yesterday from New York.
reports she passed the steamer Edenmore
in latitude 30, longltuue w, wateriogseu aiiu
. Steamboat Inspectors Edwards and Ful
ler were at Astoria yesterday on an ofil
The steamship Elra -Branch was towed
It Js a matter of history that Napoleon
was a gourmand, an Inordinate lover of
the good things of the table, and history
further records that his favorite dish was
fr'cd onions; his death from cancer of
stomach, it is claimed also, was probably
caused from his excessive indulgence of
this lonaneas ior uio uuuijua v-oi.ii.'v.
The onion is undoubtedly a wholesome
article of food, in fact, has many medi
cinal qualities of value but it would be
d-fllcult to find a more Indigestible article
than fried onions, and to many people
fhey are simply poison, but the onion does
not stand alone In this respect. Any ar
ticle of food that is not thoroughly digested
becomes a source of disease and discom
fort, whether it be fried onions or beef
The reason why any wholesome food Is
not promptly digested Is because the stom
ach lacks some important element of di
gestion some stomaens lack peptone,
others are deficient In gastiic juice, still
others lack hydio-chlorlc acid.
The one thing necessary to do In any
caso of poor digestion Is to supply those
elements of digestion -which the stomach
lacks, and nothing does this so thoroughly
and safely as Stuart s Dyspepsia Tablets,
Dr. Richardson, In writing a theals on
treatment of dyspepsia and Indigestion,
closes his remarks by saying, "for those
suffering from acid dyspepsia, shown by
sour, watery risings, or for flatulent dys
pepsia, shown by gas on stomach, causing
heart trouble and difficult breathing, as
well as for all other form3 of stomach
trnnhle. the safest treatment Is to take
one or two of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets t
after each meal. I advise them oecausu
they contain no harmful drugs, but are
composed of valuable digestives, which act
promptly upon the food eaten. I never
knew a case of indigestion or even chronic
dyspepsia which Stuart's Tablets would
Cheap cathartic medicines claiming to
onro rivsnpnsia and indigestion can have
nn effect whatever in actively digesting the ,
food and to call any cathartic medicine a
cure for Indigestion Is a misnomer.
Every druggist in the United States and I
Panada sells Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets. J
and they are pot only the safest and most !
successful, but the most scientmc ot any
treatment for Indigestion and stomach
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